Student dies almost 2 months after fire in Boiling Springs

Abby Samspon
Abby Samspon

BOILING SPRINGS, SC (WSPA) – A Rainbow Lake Middle School student has died almost two months after a fire at her home on Abernathy Road.

Abby Sampson was one of four people hurt in an early morning house fire in Boiling Springs on January 29.

Sampson, along with her father and two siblings, were inside the house during the fire. Sampson was flown to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta, GA.

Spartanburg School District Two released a statement following her death:

The entire Spartanburg Two family was saddened to learn of Abby’s passing. Rainbow Lake Middle Assistant Principal Trent Hardee called Abby an “amazing person.”

“She worked incredibly hard academically, and she took pride in earning good grades,” Hardee said. “She had a beautiful smile and she loved her peers. She was truly a wonderful young lady.”

We will have counselors on hand at Rainbow Lake Middle School tomorrow to support our students in any way they need.

Abby’s father and two brothers, Stephen Sampson Sr., Stephen Sampson Jr., and Phillip Sampson were all released from the hospital in the days following the fire.

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