Former Berkeley High School student found dead

A former Berkeley High School student was found dead in her dorm room at Bennington College in Vermont on Thursday, though the cause of her death is still unknown.

The Bennington Banner, a Vermont newspaper, reported that the cause of death for 18-year-old Emily Kassier, who graduated from Berkeley High School in 2010, is still under investigation. According to the article, police are currently looking into whether alcohol or an on-campus party they believe Kassier attended were contributing factors in her death.

In a statement released by the high school, Kassier supposedly died of a seizure, though no other information could be provided as of press time.

“We got that information from one of our teachers who knew family,” said Richard Ng, the principal’s assistant at the high school. “The teacher was pretty shaken up.”

Katie Nelson is an assistant news editor.