On Wednesday, students and parents came to lay flowers, post photos and light candles in honor of the lost young life.
Maaike Blom was found dead in a house on Tsawwassen First Nation land south of Vancouver on Tuesday.
She was last seen by her family on Friday, who said her absence was not in keeping with her character.
The Delta School District said staff were “deeply saddened” to learn of the girl’s passing.
“Maaike was a highly regarded student who had strong connections with her peers,” the district said in a statement. “We extend our support and our sincere condolences to his family and friends. “
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Delta Police said on Wednesday that Blom’s death was considered suspicious at this time, but were not disclosing any details of how she died.
A man is in custody, but little is known about his arrest or how he is associated with Blom.
The school district said psychological support had been made available to students and staff.
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