News travels fast online, and many in the Puyallup High School community were using social media Friday to grieve the apparent death of a student.
Tributes and messages on Twitter mourned the girl's death.
Puyallup Police Capt. Scott Engle told Patch that police responded to a death investigation at 11 p.m. Thursday and the deceased was a 16-year-old girl. He said investigators are treating this death as a suicide.
The Puyallup School District declined to comment on the student's death, citing protocol and wanting to respect the family's privacy.
Here are some of the messages from Twitter. Since Patch doesn't name suicide victims, we've left her name and hashtag reference out of the following messages:
Everyone going to the phs vs Rogers game tonight please wear RED
Just woke up and realized it's not a dream. This is reality, even though it feels unreal. You will be missed dearly.
People don't understand. Words hurt a lot. They won't show it. I can't believe she committed suicide, she was so beautiful.
We never realIze what we got until its gone. I really wish you realized how much people do care & could've helped you.