KILLINGLY — Friends and family held a candlelight vigil outside of Killingly Intermediate School to remember a life that was taken too soon.
She was taken to a hospital where she later was pronounced dead.
Games and practices on Wednesday were cancelled and instead marked a “night of silence.” Some leagues plan to observe a moment of silence at all upcoming games this season.
Ross’ obituary described her as a teenager that was “full of life and could light up a room.”
Pierson said she doesn’t know the nature of the medical emergency. State police have declined to comment, saying they don’t release information about children.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page and if you would like to contribute, click here.
The page was set up Tuesday and as of then, close to $20,000 has been raised.
Pierson said counseling was made available to students at several schools on Wednesday.