COPS are investigating after a 17-year-old British grammar school pupil died suddenly on a trip to New York City.
Anastasia Uglow, from Bristol, was found unconscious in her room at the Holiday Inn Express in Midtown, Manhattan, last Thursday morning.
She was taken to Mount Sinai West Hospital but pronounced dead shortly after.
The teenager, thought to be a pupil at Bristol Grammar School, is understood to have had a pre-existing medical condition and complained of feeling unwell on the trip.
A spokesman for the NYPD said yesterday: "The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death and the investigation is ongoing."
The student's parents have been informed, as well as other pupils and teachers, with the school offering support to those who need it.
In a statement, BGS said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death in New York of one of our Sixth Form pupils, which occurred on Thursday 19 December while they were on a school trip.
"We are all devastated by the news and our thoughts are with their family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
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"Our pupils, their parents and our staff have been informed and we are providing support to all those who have been affected by this news.
"We have opened a book of condolence and we will consider further remembrance with the family's support in the New Year.
"We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the family and our community while we grieve."