GREENSBORO, NC - A 14-year-old student collapsed during a summer football workout Monday afternoon at Walter Hines Page Senior High School in Greensboro and later died, Guilford County Schools officials said.
According to FOX 8, Karson Cross was at the workout — the first workout of the summer — which began at 5 p.m. Monday. Workouts are optional, practices are required, school officials said.
At about 5:40 p.m., Cross became ill, was treated immediately and then taken to the hospital. School officials found out Tuesday night that he had died.
The student’s parents were both present.
Cross would have started at Page in the fall. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.
According to the GoFundMe page, “Karson will be remembered as a bright, intelligent, respectful, and athletic young man who exuded vibrancy and passion. Karson’s parents, Kerry and Gretchen Cross, were at Karson’s side through the entire tragedy. Karson was transported to a local hospital and in the early hours of June 14th, was flown to UNC Chapel Hill for more definitive care. Hours after arrival, and despite the best efforts of some of the finest doctors and nurses, Karson passed away.”