Heartbreak as a 15-year-old Whiteland High School student drowns in shock in a sports accident
A SCHOOL is mourning after a teenager drowned in a swimming pool during PE class this week.
The death of the 15-year-old student, whose name has been kept secret at the request of her family, was originally believed to be the result of a medical emergency at the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation.
When the Johnson County Indiana coroner revealed that the student was pulled from the swimming pool at Whiteland Community High School, the company clarified that the student did indeed drown on Tuesday.
Johnson County Coroner Michael Pruitt confirmed to a local news outlet that she did indeed die by drowning in the school’s swimming pool fox 59.
“Despite the best efforts of our staff and emergency services, the student passed away,” the school said.
“The specific causes and circumstances of this tragedy are not yet known and a thorough investigation will take place.”
The school society expressed its deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased student as the official cause of death is still pending.
That day, counselors were made available to all students who needed their assistance, and the students were eventually released from high school earlier than usual, just before 1 p.m.
“We understand that this news is deeply distressing for our entire school community and we are here to support our students, staff and families in their shared grief,” the school society said.
The families were informed of the tragic death after the school board sent an email to the parents stating:
“CPCSC family, it is with great sadness that we inform you that a WCHS student passed away this morning as a result of a high school medical emergency.
“Right now, school and emergency officials are trying to figure out exactly what happened. We will provide an update as soon as possible.”
The announcement went on to say, “Words are insufficient to express the sadness and heartbreak that our entire school community is experiencing at this moment.”
The school also asks everyone to think of the student, family and friends.
It added that information about the memorial service would be shared with families at the school in the near future.