Abilene ISD Superintendent Dr. David Young issued a statement on the passing of the Abilene High School student.

Read the statement 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. source

The student was on a field trip with a group of other students from Abilene High School, located at, 2800 N 6th St, Abilene. He was found dead in a hotel room in Grapevine on Friday morning.

The student has not been identified.

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

Abilene is a city and former frontier settlement in Texas. The history of the Old West is explored at the Frontier Texas! museum. The Grace Museum displays paintings, photographs and artifacts related to Texas. The Abilene Zoo has giraffes, monkeys and parrots. To the north, 19th-century Fort Phantom Hill is surrounded by cacti and mesquite trees. It’s part of the Texas Forts Trail, linking frontier landmarks, according to wikipedia.

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