Hezekiah Walters Wiki
The Tampa Bay Times quoted a Hillsborough County Public Schools spokesperson as saying “coaches immediately called 911 after Walters collapsed.”
On the behalf of the Sickles Football family our condolences go out to the family of young Hezekiah Walters and the Middleton football team. pic.twitter.com/gLDnmng4MF
— Coach_Davis5 (@mr_davis70) June 12, 2019
“We are devastated by the death of one of our students. This student was an amazing young man who was loved by his friends, teachers and staff at school. We were heartbroken to hear the news that he later passed away,” district spokeswoman Tanya Arja said in a statement, as reported. She said schools officials were “reviewing” the incident.
Wednesday afternoon, the Hillsborough Schools announced all “conditioning and athletic activities are ceased until the schools “direct every coach to review all safety procedures pertaining to athletic activities,” and that a school staff conduct a full review “of student records to ensure every student taking part in any athletic activity is cleared to participate.”
DEEPEST CONDOLENCES?: Our deepest condolences to the family of Hezekiah Walters who passed away after collapsing on the football field during conditioning drills. https://t.co/NBLeKwv8tu pic.twitter.com/13kdcCvA3x
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) June 12, 2019
Walters’ death is under investigation and the Hillsborough County medical examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.
Walters had just graduated from the 8th grade at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy in Tampa. His mother Phyllis Thompson Walters, the 2017 Hillsborough County Middle School Counselor of the Year, shared many posts on Facebook. Hezekiah receiving the Men of Vision Service of the Year Award.
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) June 12, 2019
School district puts athletic activities on hold after the death of 14-year-old Hezekiah Walters during football conditioning drills at Middleton High School. #1in300 @HillsboroughSch @FHSAA @AmerAcadPeds @ACCinTouch @American_Heart
— Parent Heart Watch (@PHWorg) June 13, 2019