A fourth degree in Ohio died one day after she had been diagnosed with strep throat and flu, according to district officials and her heartbroken mother.
Sable Paige Gibson passed away late Wednesday after walking in cardiac arrest, Mason City School officials announced Thursday.
“Please follow us to keep the Gibson family in our daily thoughts and prayers as they navigate these very difficult days,” reads a statement on Facebook. “We also highlight all of Sables’ classmates, teachers and support staff.”
Additional advisors were submitted to students on Thursday at the Western Row Elementary in Mason, which Sable attended. The girl’s memorial awaits, district officials said.
“It is moments like these that we gather as a society to get together with each other and take care of each other” continued the statement.
In a separate letter Parents, district officials asked students, teachers and others to have pink in Sables honor. They also gave tips on how to discuss death with children, WSAZ reports.
Meanwhile, the girl said that her heart was “split” by Sables death.
“It is with divided hearts that we share what our sweet Sable Paige took his first steps in Jesus’ arms tonight,” wrote Holly Rauch Gibson on Facebook. “Please, please, pray for our family in this dark time. We cannot imagine our lives without our girlfriend.”