Tragedy struck Canyon Lake Middle School in Lake Elsinore when a 12-year-old boy named Yahshua Robinson died during a gym class. The incident occurred on a notably hot day in California, with a high of 97.
Yahshua, who wasn’t in proper gym attire, was told to run as punishment despite expressing signs of distress and requesting water. Classmates recall him mentioning difficulties in breathing shortly before he collapsed.
Emergency services arrived promptly, and Yahshua was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta, California. However, at 12:55 pm, the medical team declared him deceased.
The boy’s mother, a gym teacher, had earlier advised schools in the vicinity about the potential risks of physical activities in the prevailing heat. The unfortunate irony is that she received news of her son’s demise later.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has taken up the case for investigation. Meanwhile, the Lake Elsinore Unified School District has offered condolences to the Robinson family. A GoFundMe page is in place to support them during this difficult time.