A 17-year-old boy with special needs at Franklin County High School died while eating lunch on last Thursday afternoon March 11, 2021.
WSMV-TV reports that Principal Roger Alsup confirmed the Junior was eating his lunch in the classroom when he began to choke on the food.
Alsup said a code team responded to the classroom and did everything they could in order to help the student.
The teenager later died at Vanderbilt children’s hospital in Nashville
“Law enforcement and paramedics did what they could,” said Alsup.
Teachers, students and staff with the school are expressing their sadness during this difficult time for the school and the family.
We have corrected the place of the death. Our condolences to the family.