Flag Football

Tragedy struck at a Georgia school as a high school student died as a result of a medical emergency during a flag football game on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report from CBS46, the student was a member of the senior class at Weber School, a private Jewish school in Sandy Springs.

Rabbi Ed Harwitz, the Head of School at the Weber School, issued the following statement to CBS46 on the tragic events:

“The Weber School is mourning the tragic loss yesterday of a member of our Senior class. Last night and this morning, students, faculty, staff, and parents came together in solidarity and meaningful reflection and prayer. Starting today, Weber is partnering with Jewish communal agencies and mental health resources to provide teams of therapists, counselors, and rabbis to support our students, faculty, staff, and parents. All classes, athletic practices, events, and co-curricular programs have been canceled today. We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love and support that so many throughout greater Atlanta have shared upon hearing this tragic news. At this time, Weber’s singular concern is to care for our grieving community.”

While the details of the tragic event are not yet known, CBS46’s report indicates that the student died of a “sudden medical emergency.” It’s not clear whether or not the event happened as a result of the flag football game.

CBS46 declined to publish the name of the student in an updated version of their story at the request of the Weber school and the student’s family.