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High School Senior Dies of Cardiac Arrest After Being Found Unresponsive in Bathroom


A family is grieving the loss of a high school senior after he suffered cardiac arrest and was found unresponsive in the school bathroom, they say.

Jordan Brister, 18, died Sunday, Jan. 8, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Jan. 3 during the school day at Amplus Academy in Las Vegas, according to a statement by the school shared by NBC affiliate KSNV. He was found unresponsive in the school bathroom after attending gym class, his family told KSNV.

By the time he was found, there was nothing emergency personnel could do to save him, according to his family. The public charter school said in its statement that its staff provided Brister with “emergency medical attention” until paramedics arrived.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the exact cause of Brister’s death is still under investigation, according to KSNV.

Lacie Cowley, a friend of Brister's family who set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses, wrote that Brister "suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why."