EMPORIA, Kan. (KAKE) – An Emporia High 10th grader has unexpectedly passed away and the school district is now offering grief support to the community.

Allison Hess, the daughter of Kari and Eric Hess of Emporia, died Thursday, The Emporia Gazette reports. They say that the circumstances surrounding her death have not been revealed.

USD 253 community relations manager Lyndel Landgren released a statement saying the district is sending its condolences to the family.

“Earlier this evening we were made aware that Emporia High School has experienced the death of a current student, 10th grader Allison Hess,” Landgren said. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the Hess family during this difficult time. At the schools, we have implemented a plan for responding to this tragic event focused on helping our students and staff.”

There will be a prayer vigil for Hess at Emporia High School on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.