A freshman student was pronounced dead after a school staff member found him Tuesday in the pool at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, police and officials with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District said.
Police were sent at 1:51 p.m. to the school’s swimming pool where a school staff member found a 15-year-old student, retrieved him from the water and tried to save his life.
Police said paramedics took the boy to Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
San Ramon Valley High School principal Jason Krolikowski said in a statement to parents and school staff:
“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that many in our community are feeling as they receive this information.”
Earlier today the high school was placed on a temporary lockdown, which was implemented as a precaution when the medical emergency happened.
Danville police are investigating the death, which they said was a drowning.
Psychologists, school counselors and a school district support team will be available Wednesday for any students who need help dealing with the grief over the death, Krolikowski said.
“If your child needs help dealing with her or his grief, please ask them to reach out to the support available at school.”