Questions surround death of Terrell student Zusette Moreno - Dallas News |

Questions surround death of Terrell student Zusette Moreno

Posted: Updated: Dec 3, 2012 02:45 PM
TERRELL, Texas -

Allegations of bullying and an assault surround the death of 13-year-old Zusette Moreno, a Herman Furlough Middle School student who died after being removed from life support on Thursday.

According to a statement released by the Terrell ISD, a preliminary report from the Dallas County Medical Examiner found no signs of trauma or assault, despite allegations from the girl's family and others that she was bullied and assaulted at the school.

The district said grief counselors, administrators and police officers would be on campus Monday to help students cope with Zusette's death.

The district said there have been "numerous unsubstantiated rumors" surrounding the girl's death and that it would work with police, families and students to "investigate each allegation."

It called Zusette's death "a terrible tragedy for the family, school district, the City of Terrell, and the entire community," adding "Our thoughts continue to go out to the family and community."

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