Brayden Bahme High School Sophomore Passed Away After Suffering Serious Injury At School

High school sophomore Brayden Bahme passed away in Washington after suffering a serious injury last week at school.

Superintendent of Cheney Public Schools Ben Ferney told stated that sophomore Brayden Bahme was in his fourth-period physical education class on Thursday when the unfortunate incident took place.

According to the school administrator’s letter, Bahme was “severely injured” as a result of the “tragic accident,” according to The Spokesman-Review. According to Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, the student was running when he tripped over a goalpost and was struck in the eye.

The little child was injured and unresponsive when first responders arrived, according to radio station KXLY, just before 2 o’clock.

Bahme was transferred to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he passed away, according to The Spokesman-Review. In a message on a GoFundMe page created to help with the teen’s funeral costs and the family’s “immediate needs,” it was stated that it was “with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Brayden.”

The age of Brayden Bahme was sixteen. Boy dies at school after being accidentally impaled on the goal post during exercise class.

The local fire department and Cheney Public Schools did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. According to KXLY, Cheney Public Schools commended both those who intervened to offer emotional support and those who made an effort to save Bahme’s life.

The statement said, “We are extremely grateful for first responders, YES Officers, nurses, teachers, counselors, staff, and administrative team as they acted quickly to help Brayden and offer support to students and staff closest to the situation,” the source said.

A candlelight vigil will be held at Crunk’s Field in Cheney on Monday at 6 o’clock, according to a statement from Cheney High School announcing the death of the sophomore.

To remember Bahme’s life, everyone at Cheney High School is “encouraged to wear blue” on Monday. The school stated that “this is a difficult time for all, especially Brayden’s family and close friends.”

According to the high school, who noted that Bahme “loved to fish,” anyone attending the memorial on Monday are urged to “bring a fishing item” that can be left at a nearby monument.

The items will eventually be donated by Bahme’s family to a young fishing group in Brayden’s name, according to the school. The family’s GoFundMe fundraiser will also make any further donations in his honor to a junior fishing program.

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