Community mourns 17-year-old Walla Walla student's death

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The death of a 17-year-old Walla High School student is under investigation, according to Walla Walla Public Schools. They posted the following update on their Facebook page:

It was a terribly difficult day in Walla Walla as a young member our district family has passed away. Walla Walla Public Schools is sad to report the death of a 17-year-old Walla Walla High School student.

The cause of the death is under investigation by The City of Walla Walla Police. The Walla Walla County Coroner will conduct an autopsy. The death did not happen on school grounds or during the school day.

The district's GriefBusters program was deployed today to support staff and students. GriefBusters support will be available on Monday as well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, our staff and students as they deal with this tremendous loss.