Wylie High School Student Remembered, Dies at Home

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Students, staff and neighbors came together at Wylie High School Thursday night to remember the life of 18-year-old Azaan Abdellatif after he was found dead Wednesday morning.

Abdellatif was a student at Wylie High School. He was part of the football, track and wrestling teams and was involved in several organizations.

Murphy police say he was found dead in his home Wednesday morning after his family last saw him alive between 11 p.m. and midnight the night before.

According to the district, he'd been at wrestling practice the day before.

During Thursday's vigil, about 900 people filled the high school's IMPAC Center to share stories about the impact he had on his teammates and fellow students.

In 43 years of teaching, Principal Virdie Montgomery said he'd never seen a response quite like this to the loss of a student.

"I think a lot of its just the personal relationship that he obviously had. He was outgoing in a real quiet way. And he was someone that they looked up to and he would take care of the little guy," said Virdie Montgomery.

According to police, Abdellatif was last seen alive by his family Tuesday night between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m.

They said there are no signs of foul play in the student's death.

Investigators are currently working with the Collin County Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

Wylie ISD released a statement on Wednesday saying, "Yes, the Wylie High family in is shock. He was a very popular and well liked young man, played on three athletic teams and was in several organizations. We don’t have any other details regarding his passing. We had several counselors on campus, and at the other Wylie ISD schools he attended, to meet with students and staff. I know there’s a vigil planned for him tomorrow night at six at the high school."

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