Autopsy Thursday for Oregon School District first-grader found unresponsive in his bed

OREGON – An autopsy will be done Thursday on an Oregon School District first-grader who was found unresponsive in his bed and taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon in full cardiac arrest, the Lee County coroner said tonight.

The boy will not be identified until Thursday, Coroner Jesse Partington said.

Superintendent Tom Mahoney posted this message on the Oregon CUSD 220 Facebook page:

“This message was sent to OCUSD Families at 3:15 pm today.

“OCUSD Families,

“It is with a heavy heart that I share news of the death of a first-grade student at [Oregon Elementary School]. We are deeply saddened by this loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. A student’s passing is a very difficult experience for family, friends, staff, and our community.

“We have notified all families of the student’s classmates and have no additional information at this time. As more information becomes available, we will share it with you.

“I anticipate this information will be on the news, and children may have questions and concerns about losing a classmate. The District is available to provide counseling to our OCUSD staff and families. Your well-being is our top priority. Please feel free to contact our school counselors to help guide you in those discussions and provide any support for your family’s needs.”

A call to the Oregon Police Department was routed to county dispatch; the dispatcher said no one was available at either the police or sheriff’s department tonight to provide any further information.

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.