Superintendent of Schools Gary Cialfi said on Saturday, June 14, 2014 that Trumbull High School student and varsity cheerleader Abigail Anderson has died.
[Update 6/16/14 1:11 p.m.] According to the obituary, Anderson passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014.
The Trumbull Times reported Saturday that a recorded message was sent to Trumbull students stating that the high school sophomore had died. Grief counselors were available to students Sunday at Trumbull High School. Cialfi expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the Anderson family and friends.
Anderson's classmates took to Twitter to express their condolences to the family describing her as "perfect," "a great person," and a fellow cheerleader said she was "the best flyer on our team."
@arauso24 Jun 14 #ripabby in complete shock, don't even know what to possibly say, prayers go out to Anderson family
@maddiefilep Jun 14 I have no words. Nothing's going to be the same with Abby. Always brightened up people's days. Why do the good die young. #RIPabby
@phoeberussell Jun 14 Heaven has gained an angel i am at a loss for words, i will forever cherish the memories we have from cheering together #ripabby
@mollychaps14 Jun 14 Heaven gained an angel today #RIPAbby
Those seeking grief counseling should contact Superintendent of Schools Gary Cialfi by calling (203) 452 - 4300 or emailing CialfiG@trumbullps.org.
[Update 6/16/14, 1:10 p.m.] At the posting of this article no cause of death was given. Patch will update the article as more information becomes available. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Abby's family and friends.