THE heartbroken family and friends of a "lovely" Pool Academy pupil have been left shocked and saddened by her sudden death.
Sixteen-year-old Shannon Gee is thought to have taken her own life. She was found at her family home in Camborne on Sunday afternoon.
Three ambulance crews attended the scene at 3.25pm but were unable to save her.
She was pronounced dead at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro later that day, police confirmed. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Her loss has sent shock waves across the community.
Pool Academy principal Zelma Hill said: "Our students, staff and governors are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Shannon.
"Shannon was a lovely girl who went out of her way to help other students.
"She was passionate about drama and excelled in food technology. Our thoughts go out to Shannon's family and friends at this difficult time."
A special Facebook page called RIP Shannon GEE set up in the teenager's memory gained the support of nearly 2,000 people, with hundreds of moving tributes to her.
Beth Louise wrote: "Sleep tight beautiful! I'm going to miss you everyday, I'll miss you smiling all the time, saying hello when you see me, our little gossips in food tech and just mainly having you around! You've made LR proud and privileged to have had you in our form, you're a great loss. But I hope you're happy and free now, I'll never ever ever forget you! I love you so much, rest in peace."
Amy Louise Evans said: "RIP hunny! I hope heaven is a better place for you and everyone misses and loves you."
Natalie Pearce wrote: "sweet dreams hunni thinking of you always. xxxxx"
Amanda Bennetts said: "RIP Shannon. My heart goes out to your family and friends at this very sad time."
Cornwall's Coroner was expected to open an inquest into the death today.