FlowersBrigham City mourns the loss of a 16-year-old girl who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide allegedly carried out by her stepfather on Tuesday night.

Alix Norman was said to be a quiet and artsy student who performed well in most subjects.

Grief counselors were asked to be at two schools on Wednesday to help other students with the loss of their fellow peer.

Teachers mentioned that they never suspected any trouble at home.

Norman graduated from Box Elder Middle School in spring and was now attending Box Elder High school. Even though Norman was only present at the school for a short time, the Teachers were able to notice she had a gift for the arts. Students and Teachers commented on the talent that the young girl showed.

“When you looked at it [her art], you were interested because it had a lot of movement and a lot of emotion in it,” said art teacher Shelley Smyka.

“She was really a great inspiration to me,” Smyka said.

“You would often walk by her desk and she would be doodling something, but it was way beyond just doodling,” said technology teacher Matt Williams.

What transpired Tuesday night, has many of the Teachers confused and the accident was described as senseless.  She will be missed by many.

The police are still looking into what may have led up to such a terrible incident, and they have no indication as to why.

Christensen and Hymas sends our condolences to the Norman family. No parent should outlive their child.

Original story written by Mike Anderson at KSL

Image courtesy of Forest Wander