"It is with the greatest of sadness that we acknowledge the death of our beloved daughter and sister, Abbey," reads the family statement distributed through a Hinsdale Central community email. "Abbey passed away in her sleep on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The cause of her death is unknown and is under investigation at this time. We ask that you offer prayers for us and all those whom you hold dear. Final arrangements will be announced as soon as they are available."
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Hinsdale Central Interim Principal Tom Paulsen said in the email that the entire Hinsdale Central community is "saddened" over the death of the 2013 graduate and that the school extends its "heartfelt sympathy" to the Bott family.
"The Hinsdale Central student body has been informed of this loss and our student services staff has been and will continue to be available for anyone who may be in need of support," Paulsen writes. "This support will be available for as long it is needed."Parents who have any concerns about their child's reaction to Bott's death can call Student Services at 630-570-8253 or administrative staff at 630-570-8000.
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