Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth-grade student from Washington DC, is the second American confirmed to have died in the Sri Lanka Easter bombings.
Zoysa was a student at Sidwell Friends school who had been studying abroad in Sri Lanka when he died in the blasts that killed nearly 300.
Zoysas citizenship is unknown at this time. So is his age, but students are generally around 10-years-old when they enter fifth grade.
The principal of the middle school, Mamadou Guèye sent a letter to students families Monday mourning Zoysas death.
This is obviously an unexpected tragedy for his family and for his greater community, the letter said.
(He was) passionate about learning, he adored his friends, and was incredibly excited about returning to Sidwell Friends in the coming school year.
The US State Department has confirmed there were at least four Americans killed in the nine explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday, which was the deadliest incident in the country since a civil war ended a decade ago.
During a press conference Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that several US citizens were killed in the devastating terror attack.