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Police still investigating 15-year-old's death

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Gahanna Lincoln High School had grief counselors on campus Nov. 19 after sophomore Kelsey Thompson died Nov. 18, according to district spokeswoman Mallory Sribanditmongkol.

The 15-year-old girl was found shortly after 5 p.m. at Woodside Green Park after someone called 911 and reported a suicide. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they cope with this tragic loss," Sribanditmongkol said.

Guidance counselors, mental health specialists and ministerial personnel were available to all students and staff members today throughout the school.

Police said they are investigating the death but declined to give other details. They did not provide their initial police report, saying it is not yet finished.

High school families were informed of the death via an email Monday night, and an announcement was made to the student body Tuesday morning.

Social-media postings called for prayers for members of the girls cross country team. Thompson was a member.

"We are taking great care to make sure that we do everything properly," said Lt. Dan Williams of the Gahanna Division of Police.

Arrangements were not available by ThisWeek's Tuesday afternoon press time.

Columbus Dispatch reporter Collin Binkley contributed to this story.

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