This Friday, June 25, 2021, a CM2 girl suffered a heart attack at her school in Eure-et-Loir. Despite being taken care of by the emergency services, she died in hospital.

It was a dark day for the students of Robert-Desnos elementary school in Saint-Denis-Lanneray, in Eure-et-Loir. This Friday June 25, 2021, a girl in fifth grade has suffered from a heart attack while she was in the establishment, according to information from The Republican Echo. The drama happened shortly after class started, around 9:15 a.m. Quickly the fire department arrived and the 11-year-old girl was quickly rushed to hospital. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the child could not be revived and she died.

Our colleagues specify that the other students could not have the drama experienced by their classmate. They were all gathered in a gymnasium and then their parents came to pick them up. Also according to the regional daily, all afternoon classes have been canceled. Furthermore, a psychological unit has been set up. After a dark weekend, elementary school classes were able to resume on Monday, June 28, said the academic director of the national education services of Eure-et-Loir. “Teachers warned parents by text message that students needed “a calm and safe environment.“, she added. An investigation has been opened. The gendarmes will try to determine the circumstances of the child’s death.

A book to help the bereaved family

The academic director explained that “this exceptional and painful event upset the family, the teaching staff and the students“. If they wish, the staff of the elementary school as well as the pupils”may be accompanied by the listening cell“. The establishment has also made available to each parent a notebook for them to write messages of support to the family of the deceased student. This drama is reminiscent of that of a 17-year-old girl who died of a cardiac arrest in the middle of the street, near Rouen. According to Cardiacscience, each year, approximately. 50,000 people die prematurely from cardiac arrest.

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