UPDATED: Springfield College Announces Death of Framingham High Student From Class of 2019

Last updated at 7:48 p.m. with statements from Framingham High principal.

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield College’s President announced that a freshman on campus has died.

The student was a graduate of the Framingham High Class of 2019.

Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper informed students and staff in an e-mail Sunday about the death of Connor Neshe of Framingham.

“It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students today. Connor Neshe of Framingham, Mass., passed away this morning. Our campus administration is working closely with the City of Springfield police,” the email said.

The email did not give any other details of his death.

Neshe was a freshman at Springfield College. He was a member of the tennis team.

“Connor was an admired member of our school community.  He played on the Varsity Tennis Team and was selected to be Captain during his Senior year,” said Framingham High Principal Carolyn Banach tonight.

“He was also a member of the Robotics Team where he competed in the Vex Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.  Connor served as a Peer Tutor in our Academic Development Center earning the distinction of Excellence in Academic Development Center tutoring at the Class of 2019 Academic Awards Breakfast,” said Banach. “Connor was also a member of Seniors Helping Freshmen assisting the incoming Freshman class with becoming acclimated to Framingham High School. Connor was a student honoree at the 2019 Salute to Framingham earning this coveted award for his many contributions to Framingham High School.”

His family had been contacted about his death, the Springfield College email said.

“We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts today and in the days to come,” the email said.

“We are deeply saddened as a school community and we express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Connor. In addition to our grief over the loss of Connor, we are very sensitive to the effect that unexpected death can have on our students and staff. Grief counseling services will be available in both school counseling suites on Monday,” said the Framingham High principal in an email to families tonight.

Neshe attended McCarthy Elementary and the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham.

The charter school issued this statement: ” The Christa McAuliffe Charter School community is saddened by the death of graduate Connor Neshe, class of 2015. He was adored by classmates and faculty and regularly modeled our habits of work and learning.” 

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