‘My mom was a little scared’: Teenager’s mom shares heartbreaking story of ‘a lifetime of fear’
Posted On October 20, 2021
A high school freshman in Oklahoma was forced to abandon his high school class when he suffered a brain injury and died.
The student, whose name has not been released, died of cerebral hemorrhage while playing a video game.
The incident happened at the Eagle River High School in nearby Eagle, Okla., and is under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, according to the Oklahoma Department of Education.
The Eagle River Independent School District announced Tuesday that the student’s death was ruled a homicide.
He was 14.
The teen’s death came less than a week after another boy, 14, died at the same high school.
His death came just days after another 14-year-old died at a high school in the city of Tulsa.
Officials with the school district said that the Eagle Valley High School student died from a seizure and a traumatic brain injury that could have been caused by a blow to the head.
The Oklahoma State University School of Medicine said that in the first four months of the school year, it treated six students for a range of medical conditions.
The news of the new death came as a wave of other recent deaths and brain injuries at high schools have alarmed parents and educators.
In February, a 14-day-old boy was found dead at the age of 2, and a week earlier, a 13-yearold girl died at her high school, according a local ABC affiliate.
The deaths of students and teachers at high school are alarming for many parents, who say they worry about their children’s safety.
Last year, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that parents in some states have the right to take their children to the doctor after learning of a death at their child’s school.