Melrose Park 12-Year-Old Dies After Passing Out At School On May 11

Saturday, May 12, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Joshua Acosta, 12, who died on May 11 after fainting in his Northlake classroom. | Photo: Acosta family 

Family members are mourning a 12-year-old boy who fainted at his school on May 11 and never regained consciousness, according to multiple reports.

Joshua Acosta, of Melrose Park, was pronounced dead at Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The young student had passed out at while in a 6th period reading class at Northlake Middle School earlier in the day, at around 12:30 p.m., according to a CBS Local report, which noted that “students were working on a project.”

“When the student fainted, his classmates say the teacher yelled for them to leave and go get help,” CBS reports.

The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The results are still pending.

Meanwhile, Acosta’s family members have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the child’s funeral expenses. To donate, click here. To read the full CBS report, click here. VFP 

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