A young man was found unresponsive in the Fine Arts Building at Franklin High School Monday afternoon.
Emergency Medical Services were called out who transported the student first to Angel Medical Center and then to Asheville where he was pronounced dead later that night. The investigation into the cause is still ongoing at press time.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Duncan was supportive of the response of the FHS faculty and in particular principal Dr. Chris Baldwin.
“Dr. Baldwin reacted in a professional manner ... all our staff reacted appropriately under the circumstances.”
“The Franklin High School family suffered a tremendous loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Guidance counselors, youth pastors, counselors from Macon Psychological Services and school nurses are available to any student or staff member who might need them,” said Dr. Baldwin.