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Abilene High School student dies in hotel room while on field trip in Grapevine


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A student at Abilene High School who was on a field trip with a group of other students from Abilene High School was found dead in a hotel room in Grapevine on Friday morning.

The student, who has not been named but was reported to be a 15-year-old male, was found dead in his hotel room on Friday morning in Grapevine.

The student was part of a group of students from Abilene High School that was on a theater-related field trip.

The Grapevine Police Department said that there were no signs of foul play or any signs that the student was trying to harm himself.

The other students who were on the field trip are now on their way back to Abilene.

Abilene ISD Director of Communications Phil Ashby said that it has been a tough day at Abilene High School.

Abilene ISD Superintendent Dr. David Young issued a statement on the passing of the Abilene High School student, which can be read in full below:

A 15-year-old 9th grade student at Abilene High School was found deceased in his hotel room Friday morning while on a school trip in Grapevine. Communication with the Grapevine Police Department indicates that there is no evidence of foul play or that the student had any intention of harming himself. Official information related to the cause of death will not be available until an investigation is completed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
The Abilene Independent School District would like to thank the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District for immediately providing counseling and support services to our students and staff while they were travelling in another city. Administrative and counseling personnel from Abilene High School traveled to Grapevine to support our students on their journey home to Abilene. Our staff at AHS have been in the process of communicating with their parents and students, and we have made counselors available for students on campus who are in need of support.
Our prayers go out the family, to his friends and fellow students and to the entire AHS Eagle community. We ask you please respect the family’s privacy as they deal with this tragic loss.

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