SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials with Dorchester District 2 announced the death of an Ashley Ridge High School student.
According DD2 spokeswoman, Patricia Raynor, the 16-year-old student collapsed at home after returning from football practice on Tuesday.
Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers identified the student as Amari President.
Coroner Brouthers said President was found unresponsive and transported to Trident Medical Center in North Charleston where he was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina. The death is under investigation by the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office.
Council will be on hand at the school for students who are grieving the loss of their fellow classmate.
Meanwhile, State Senator Marlon Kimpson commented about President’s death on Facebook. He said the student-athlete was a political volunteer in the Palmetto State and “on his way to be president one day.”
“He exhibited maturity and political instinct well beyond his years. As his names signifies, he was truly on his way to be President one day. I spoke with this grandmother this morning and expressed my deep condolences.”