Wauwatosa West High School student passes away unexpectedly

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) --  A Wauwatosa West High School student passed away unexpectedly in a statement sent to parents on Sunday, April 11.

The passing was announced to parents in a letter sent by the Wauwatosa School District: 

"We are saddened to inform you of the unexpected passing of Wauwatosa West junior, Elizabeth Thompson. At this time, we ask that you please respect the privacy of the Thompson family as they process this difficult situation. The death of a student is incredibly difficult for any school, and we will make grief counselors available for both students and staff in the coming days. Students are encouraged to reach out to their school counselor, psychologist or social worker if they are in need of support. Please take care of yourselves as we deal with this devastating loss as a school community."

The cause of death is unknown.

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