Students try to cope with Mount Vernon boy's death from asthma attack
Students and faculty at Holmes Elementary School in Mount Vernon are trying to cope with the death of a 12-year-old student who died Saturday from a severe asthma attack.
Jeremy Hiland?s mother, Pamela Hiland-Card, says her son, who lived with his grandmother didn't show any distressing signs on Saturday. But she says he sought his medication several times throughout the evening. Hiland-Card says Jeremy went to his machine, turned it on and sat in the chair and just toppled over and went into cardiac arrest. After several hours at the hospital, Jeremy was pronounced dead.
School officials talked at length with the students to try and ease their minds. They say to make matters worse, one-fifth of the school's population suffers from asthma. Officials say a service will likely be held at the school in his honor.
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