(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Monday, a freshman student at Lawrence North High School passed away after a “cardiac arrest” report occurred during track and field practice. Emergency medical services were summoned when the teen collapsed.
The Lawrence Township Schools have issued a statement saying that the student in question was 15-year-old freshman R’Mon Rowley of Lawrence North High School in Indiana.
The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township and Lawrence North High School said they were “very devastated by the tragic and unexpected death of the 15-year-old freshman student this evening after Track & Field practice.”
The district said that thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, instructors, and students at this difficult time. Counselors will be present to assist students and members of the faculty and staff. The school and the district are prepared to offer students and staff members assistance.
Although no official cause of death has been announced, and very few details are currently available, the records indicate that emergency medical services and police were called to the 7800 block of Hague Road in the afternoon of Monday to respond to a cardiac arrest. However, no official cause of death has been announced.
School administrators said that Rowley had had a cardiac arrest near the football field.
Student Johan Rodriguez said that it was the last day of school, so it was awful that it had to finish like that.
“It’s shocking because he was young, and things like that don’t usually happen here, so it’s sometimes scary and sad to think about it,” Rodriguez said of the death.
According to Rowley’s relatives, the young man was thrilled about the prospect of participating in high school football.
R’Mon Rowley’s aunt, Tajha Robinson, remembers her 15-year-old nephew.
She said he was constantly trying to assist someone else, always caring about people, always joyful, always smiling, and you would never get him in a bad mood.
Robinson describes Rawley as an anime fan and a pleasant, carefree adolescent.
“Anytime my nephew was over; he was simply a cool kid,” Robinson explained. “He was just minding his own business on his phone watching anime.”