ALEDO, Texas — The Aledo Independent School District confirms that one of its students has died after collapsing before basketball practice and being rushed to the hospital from Aledo High School.
Trenten Darton, 15, was rushed to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth from the campus Monday. He died early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday afternoon marked the end of one of the toughest days in recent memory at Aledo High School.
Friends of Darton’s took to Facebook and Twitter to remember the sophomore and offer condolences.
“Early this morning, we received the very sad news that a member of the Bearcat family passed away,” Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Derek Citty said.
Teammates told WFAA that they were getting ready to put their basketball shoes on before practice when Darton began lagging behind and then collapsed.
Citty says a nurse and an athletic trainer were on site and worked to revive Darton until paramedics arrived.
Citty says the district trains for a variety of scenarios, including a death of a student, but every situation is unique.
“While we do have a plan in place to help us through the loss of a child or a staff member – there’s no taking the place of actually having to go through the experience and pain that the family goes through,” Citty said.
Aledo ISD requires all students trying out for boys basketball to have medical history and physicals completed by the time tryouts started on Aug. 22.
“Tenth grader Trenten Darton was taken to a local hospital yesterday, and died very early this morning. Aledo ISD extends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Trenten. Out of respect for the family’s wishes, we do not have further information to share at this time.”
The medical examiner has not released the cause of Darton’s death.
Contributing: USA TODAY High School Sports