Police have named a 12-year-old girl found hanged at her home.
Jasmine Bradley was discovered in the bathroom of her house on Marina Drive, Newcastle-under-Lyme, just after 5.30pm on Friday.
She was taken to the nearby University Hospital of North Staffordshire after attempts to revive her but she was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
Her family were too upset to speak about the tragedy.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We are not treating the death as suspicious but officers are carrying out an investigation.
"This will include speaking to staff at Jasmine's school and some of her fellow students." Earlier, teachers at Jasmine's school, St John Fisher RC High School in Newcastleunder-Lyme, pledged to do all they could to support her friends.
Headteacher Fionnuala Hegarty said in a statement: "The loss of a child is always tragic.
"Our hearts go out to the parents, brothers and sisters of the little girl and to the extended family.
"I know I speak for our whole school community, and indeed for the whole Catholic community in North Staffordshire, when I say that we are praying and will continue to pray for the repose of her soul and for the family as they struggle with their loss.
"We will also do out utmost to support all our pupils who will be shocked and saddened.
"We have our chaplaincy team and will I'm sure be able to call on other local clergy and chaplaincy teams as well as on counsellors from the LEA."
Ms Hegarty added: "I would ask that you respect a little girl's memory by allowing the school to respond to this devastating loss without media intrusion."
Jasmine was the third eldest child of seven siblings - two boys and four girls - aged between four and 16.
She was said to have been a sports fan who was keen on football, netball, tennis and athletics.
She played football for local club Langdale Lions and followed Manchester United.