UPDATED: Authorities Investigate Student Death at Cranbrook

Unexpected death prompts probe by the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office, which initially found no signs of foul play.

Investigators with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety and the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office are trying to determine what caused the death of a 15-year-old Cranbrook student on campus last Friday, reports said.

The name the victim was not released Thursday, and school officials were not immediately available for comment.

"The family of the deceased has been notified, they are asking the media and public to respect their privacy during this difficult time," a police news release stated. "Cranbrook Educational Community has made every effort to provide grief counselors and information to students and parents as needed."

Officers responded to a medical emergency call at one of the campus residential facilities for boys at about 5 a.m. on Oct. 5 and were taken to an unconscious student that was found lying in the hallway, police reports said. A security officer was performing CPR at the time. Officers and paramedics with Star EMS took over but were unable to revive the student, Chief Rick Matott said.

The medical examiner's office was called per standard procedure and a preliminary autopsy found no signs of foul play, Matott said. The case remains open pending the final report from the Medical Examiner’s office.

Check back for further updates on this story.


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