SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The student who drowned in the swimming pool at Kiley Middle School in Springfield last Friday has been identified as 12-year-old, Marlon Brown.
Azell Murphy Cavaan, Spokesperson for Springfield Public Schools confirmed his identity for us early this evening.
Emergency crews were called to Kiley Middle School on Cooley Street February 15 around 2:00 p.m. and shortly thereafter Brown was rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
At a press conference that night, an emotional Superintendent of Schools, Daniel Warwick expressed his “deepest condolences” to the family of the student and says that a “full and thorough investigation” is underway.
On Saturday, a small group of parents and students, along with more than 50 faculty and staff members, gathered at Kiley Middle School on Cooley Street to take advantage of counseling that was being offered.
When students return from vacation on Monday, February 25, counselors will be on-hand to help with any concerns as well.
Today, Superintendent Warwick announced that all swimming classes are being suspended in light of his apparent drowning.
School officials add that they are cooperating fully with the investigation with law enforcement and that the district itself has opened a full-scale look to determine what happened.