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17-Year-Old High School Student Dies After Collapsing on Football Field During Homecoming Game

A 17-year-old Ohio high school senior passed away after she collapsed on the football field during the school’s homecoming game.

“Breanne McKean was announced as a candidate for homecoming queen at Ohio’s Mapleton High School,” 100 Percent Fed Up noted.

High School Senior, Homecoming Queen Contender Passes Away After Collapsing on Football Field

According to Mapleton Local Schools, the “football game was suspended at halftime and the teams and student body were notified of this tragic event.”

NBC News wrote:

The school district said McKean suffered a medical emergency.

"Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the McKean family, friends and the Mapleton community," the district said in a statement on Facebook.

It's not clear what kind of medical emergency she suffered.

The football game was suspended at halftime, and the homecoming dance scheduled for Saturday, where a queen would've been selected, was canceled, the district said.

All athletic events for Mapleton High School were also canceled through Wednesday.

The school district described McKean as "funny, caring, and always full of life."

"To know Bre was to Love Bre. She always made you feel included and had such a positive and vibrant personality," it said in a statement.

Ashland Source noted:

A memorial service has been set for a Mapleton High School student who collapsed during Homecoming festivities Friday night.

A Tuesday press release from Mapleton Local Schools stated services for Breanne McKean, 17, will take place on Oct. 7 at the Niss Athletic Center on Ashland University’s campus.

There will be an informal fellowship from 10 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow at 12 p.m.

The family requested attendees to wear “casual Mapleton Mountie spirit wear, team wear or red/white/blue,” according to the press release.

McKean, a Mapleton senior Homecoming queen candidate, died after collapsing on the football field during festivities before the game between the Mounties and South Central.

The game was suspended at halftime after school officials announced McKean’s death, according to previous Ashland Source reporting. An investigator with the Ashland County Coroner’s office told Ashland Source Saturday that her cause of death has not been determined.

The Ashland County Coroner’s Office said it will take 12 weeks to determine McKean’s cause of death.

A press release states:

The preliminary report is pending and we are waiting for the completion of the toxicology results. Please note that toxicology is ran for many different reasons other than drug testing. These results will take approximately 12 weeks till they are complete. Cause of death will be determined at that time.

WKYC Channel 3 shared this video report:


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