A Millburn High School senior has died, school officials told Patch Thursday.
Charles Zhang died this week, officials confirmed, but declined to provide additional details.
“Our thoughts and support go out to his family and friends at this difficult time,” the school district said in a statement.
He is also featured in a film set to be shown at the Millburn Film Festival next month.
Trained support personnel and grief counseling were available for students and staff district schools, according to the Millburn School District.
The district addressed rumors that Zhang’s death was a suicide in a letter to parents Thursday:
“Since the subject has been raised, we want to take this opportunity to remind our community that suicide, when it does occur, is a very complicated act. Its causes are complex, and the warning signs can be confusing.”
More information on suicide prevention can be found at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.