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(HOUSTON) — Grief counselors were at MacArthur High School in north Houston on Monday in the wake of the death of a teenage girl after her senior prom.

Police identified the teenager as Jacqueline Gomez, 17. She was celebrating her prom with classmates from MacArthur High School on Friday night at the Hyatt Hotel on North Sam Houston Parkway.

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Police said her boyfriend told them they drank alcohol before falling asleep. Saturday morning, the boyfriend found her in her room, not breathing. Houston firefighters responded and pronounced her dead.

Detective Mike Miller spoke with our news partner, KHOU 11:

But he says her date has been cooperative.

Police say they found alcohol and prescription painkillers in the room. There were no visible signs of trauma on her body.

An autopsy will be performed to determine her cause of death.

Aldine ISD released the following statement Monday:

“The MacArthur High School community and the Aldine Independent School District are mourning the loss of student Jacqueline Gomez.  Additional counselors are on campus today to meet with students and staff.” 

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