Phillips Andover Academy Says Student Killed by Train was Daniel Nakajima

The 17-year-old Phillips Andover Academy struck and killed by a commuter train Tuesday has been identified as senior Daniel Nakajima of Andover.

While the Essex County District Attorney’s office said it wouldn’t be releasing the name of the teenager, officials of Phillips Andover Academy felt an obligation to students and parents to make the identification in an email.

“I am writing with great sadness to inform you that one of our students, Daniel Nakajima, died last evening by suicide,” said Head of School John G. Palfrey Jr.

Nakajima’s Facebook profile was changed to a memorial account Wednesday.

Nakajima was alone when he was struck, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett. She said he was a day student, but declined to name him because he is a juvenile.

“No foul play is suspected,” Kimball-Monahan told WHAV.

Besides Andover Police, Andover Fire Rescue, MBTA Police and Massachusetts State Police responded to the report of the teen being struck just before 7:30 p.m. He was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.