Nearly 3,000 people have joined a Facebook site celebrating the life of Izzy Dix.
Students at Brixham College are being offered counselling after the Year 10 student was found dead by her mother at home on Tuesday night. It is believed she may have taken her own life.
Tributes have flooded in from friends on to social network sites including Facebook and a tribute site has seen thousands of members in just 24 hours.
One tribute said: "So many tears have fallen today, and I wish you could have seen how we love you."
A police spokesman confirmed: "At around 11.30pm on Tuesday officers were called to an address in Brixham where it was believed that a 14-year-old school pupil was deceased having been found by her mother.
"Ambulance staff attended and confirmed that the female was deceased.
"Officers are investigating the circumstances of the death but it is not being treated as suspicious. The family have been informed, as well as the school she attended."
The school was informed of the tragedy on Wednesday morning.
Some messages on social media sites referred to 'bullying'.
Insp Adrian Leisk said: "We have spoken to mum who understandably devastated and we are working closely with the school and other partners to try and understand what has lead to this tragic outcome.
"Our investigation will be detailed and thorough. And we would ask people not to make judgements or opinions from what is being said on social media sites."
He added: "It's totally tragic. We were called to an address in Brixham on Tuesday evening. Officers made the tragic discovery of a young girl's body.
"Obviously her immediate family are absolutely devastated.
"We are working with them and partners to try to understand what happened.
"We have a devastated family, friends, school, head teacher and local community who we are working hard to support after this tragic death.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
"It was also incredibly upsetting for our staff who dealt with it on Tuesday night."