Tragedy on the Track: Middle Schooler Dies During Practice


FORT STOCKTON, TX – A student attending a Fort Stockton middle school died Sunday following an incident during a track practice. 

According to Newswest9, on Mar. 9, officials with Fort Stockton issued a notice to the public that one of their students died following a medical issue at track practice. 

The initial incident occurred on Mar.  2 when the student was taken to the hospital due to breathing trouble. He later died on Mar. 8. 

The following is a release from the school: 

Dear Fort Stockton ISD Family,

It is with profound heartbreak and sadness that we share the devastating news of the passing of one of our students. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, classmates, and teachers of our student. As the school community processes the news and copes with grief, we will offer counseling and support services to students, and staff. Please call your school for information and available times.

●  Fort Stockton Middle School (432) 336-4131

●  Intermediate School (432) 336-4141

●  Apache School (432) 336-4161

●  Fort Stockton High School (432) 336-4101

●  Alamo School (432) 336-4016

Sometimes as parents/guardians, it is tough speaking with our children about challenging topics. These conversations can be challenging as we attempt to process something difficult to comprehend. Here are some resources for parents to help their children.

The Parent Toolkit resource website has several articles on helping children deal with grief:

●  Supporting Your Child in Grief:…- your-child-in-grief​ ​(Available in Spanish on the website)

●  How to Help a Grieving Child:…

The district values and loves all our students, and the faculty and staff send their most sincere condolences to the student’s family and friends.


Ralph Traynham
Superintendent, Fort Stockton ISD

A go fund me has been set up for the family. Check it out here. 

Coming together for Donavyn


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