‘Extremely sad’: Kansas middle school student dies of COVID-19, education official says

Details about where the death occurred and the circumstances, such as whether the child was infected at school, remained unclear.
By: | September 23, 2021

A Kansas middle school student has died of COVID-19 as the state continues to experience statewide clusters of infection in the classroom, a state education official said Wednesday.

Education Commissioner Randy Watson shared the news during a video conference with Gov. Laura Kelly’s Safer Classrooms Workgroup. He said he learned of the death shortly before joining the meeting.

“On an extremely sad note I was just informed literally before I walked in this other room to join you, that we did have a middle school student pass away of COVID just in the last, maybe, day,” Watson said.

Details about where the death occurred and the circumstances, such as whether the child was infected at school, remained unclear.

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