If anyone toured the now abandoned "Mount Bachelor Academy" located in a remote area near the small town of Prineville no sign of the tragedy is visible today.
Back in 1989 a young man decided that he could bare no further the banishment from his family, the isolation from peers and close friends back home and ended his life.
It is hard to understand what kind of pressure which can force a people so far out that they cannot find a path for a continuation of their lives.
But young Mr. Hoffman was forced that far out and he didn't make it back.
Had it been a single incident it may have been only a tragedy. But others did choose the same solution.
May his death result in more care and more thinking into what could happen before any parent decide to remove a child from the loving and caring environment the child experience at home.
May he rest in peace