Davis’ friend, Sam Alston, told FOX 5, "He was a good kid. He was funny and smart. He had a lot of the same classes with me, so we got along well. He was a good friend, so it's really sad to see him go."
Letter from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Principal Karen Lockard:
Dear Bethesda-Chevy Chase Families:
I am writing to share with you that our community has experienced a tragic loss with the sudden death of Joshua Davis, one of our 10th grade students.
I ask those of you who knew Josh to remember and celebrate his life. Josh was a proud Boy Scout, had a contagious smile and loved to be with his friends. Our entire community shares in the grief of this sudden and tragic loss.
It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of young person. We will have counselors available to provide support and counseling to students on Wednesday and throughout the week. As this is exam time, many students will not be in school today, but should feel free to come to school if they wish to be with their classmates and community at this difficult time.
I know you join me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to Joshua's family.
When we receive word regarding funeral arrangements, I will share the information with you. Please do not hesitate to call the school at 240-497-6300 with concerns or questions.