PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- On Tuesday night, friends, family, and fellow students gathered in Corning's Denison Park to remember a Corning-Painted Post (C-PP) student who passed away over the weekend. 12-year-old Adam Burnside Jr. died unexpectedly on Saturday. He was a 6th grader at C-PP middle school. Dozens of people shared their memories and stories in remembrance of Adam.

Officials with the Corning-Painted Post School District issued a statement, saying:

“On Monday, Corning-Painted Post Middle School administration informed their staff and families of the passing of a middle school student. At this very difficult time for our school community, our priority has been to provide support services for our students and staff which include school, district, and community resources.” 

Public calling hours will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home in Corning this Thursday from 5 to 7. A private service will be held at a later time.