WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School,” Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in a statement. “This tragic loss touches us all and we extend our condolences to Carter’s family.

"As Dr. Nelson noted in his e-mail to WHS parents today, school counselors are available for all students or staff who may wish to discuss their feelings about this tragedy. Recognizing that parents may want to discuss this matter with their child at home, a helpful article – 'Death and Grief: Supporting Children and Youth' – can be found at this link or on the district website under the Parent Resources tab. Parents are advised to contact their child’s guidance counselor with any concerns. Our staff will remain vigilant in watching for signs of distress, as well.”