Cathedral students share memories on social media with #RIPJen following death of sophomore

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2015)– A Cathedral High School student passed away early Thursday morning, the school confirmed today.

A prayer service was held at the school in honor of Jennifer Maginot.

Several students described the service on social media. One stated she has “never felt and seen so much love.”

Students also honored Maginot by decorating her locker.

The school has canceled all after school activities for Thursday.

School officials say guidance counselors, a chaplain and other campus ministers will be available today for any students or teachers.

Maginot’s official cause of death has not been released at this time. Students have told their parents Maginot died of meningitis.

School officials said Thursday, “We’ve been in contact with specialists at Riley and there’s no reason for concern or actions that need to be taken at this time.”

St. Vincent Pediatric Nurse, Angie Pierce, specializes in infectious diseases.

“Viral meningitis is just a fluke thing that happens,” she said.

Pierce stresses parents do not need to be worried their children could catch the disease.

“You don’t tend to find viral meningitis in 10-15 people, you find it in one isolated case,” she said.

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