The high school Navy SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen attended released a statement the day after the Navy confirmed he died after completing "Hell Week" training in California.
"We are all heartbroken to hear of Kyleís passing. He was an outstanding young man whose dedication to serving our country was commendable. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Kyleís family and friends during this difficult time," Superintendent Dr. Charles Sampson told Fox News in a statement.
Manalapan High School in New Jersey had a moment of silence Monday, and counseling services are available to students and staff in need. Mullen will be honored at the upcoming football banquet, a spokeswoman said. The school is also looking into having the football team wear Mullenís number on their helmets next season and retiring his number.
Mullen was a former football star at Manalapan High School who later played at Yale and Monmouth University, according to the Asbury Park Press.