A 13-year-old girl has tragically died in a boating accident while on vacation in Aruba with her family.
The family of Cassidy Murray has released a statement and photo commemorating the young girl.
“It is with broken hearts that we share the news of the tragic death of our daughter Cassidy. Cassidy’s wonderful spirit, genuinely kind heart, bright mind and joyful zest for life will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.”
“We thank everyone for their love and support and ask that you give us time and space at this difficult time to mourn together in private.”
Murray attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Principal Jennifer Price released a letter to the community sharing the news of the girl’s death.
“Cassidy started middle school this year as a seventh grader… She wasted no time creating her own unique brand on the MS campus,” Price wrote.
“Her ever-present smile, infectious laugh, and upbeat personality brings together every group she’s been a part of. Classmates were attracted to her for her sincere kindness and quiet modesty. Her friends knew from the first week of school that she would become a trustworthy, warm confidante with a great sense of fun and camaraderie.”
“We all hold the Murray family – Linda, David and Adam – in our thoughts and hearts,” Price continued.
“At this moment, as we are all struggling to make sense of this tragic news, we must support one another, and particularly Cassidy and Adam’s classmates and friends, as we navigate the complex process of coming to terms with our grief.”
Price said the school plans to hold meetings with students and staff Monday to help deal with the tragedy.
“Each of us, adults and children, affected by this extremely sad news needs to grieve and process in our own way,” Price said.
“What I do know about the BB&N community is this: we will all be there in our own ways to lend a hand or an ear to anyone who is struggling, to lean on one another and to the Murray family in our hearts maintain. Thoughts and prayers these days and weeks.”
Murry was of Irish descent and used to play hockey and compete in gymnastics, according to Price.
The teenager previously attended Pierce Middle School in Milton, Massachusetts.
She made the move at the urging of her older brother Adam, a tenth grader at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Price said in her letter.
Milton Public Schools Superintendent James Jette said in a statement: “Cassidy left an indelible impression on her peers and on the faculty and staff at Glover Elementary School, which she attended prior to Pierce Middle School.
“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of this vibrant young girl who had so much to offer and her whole life ahead of her.”
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