- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) - A White Bear Lake High School student has died, 11 days after being injured in some sort of accident on school grounds.

A letter sent to parents on Friday said Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake’s North Campus. He died Friday after being injured Nov. 10.

A police statement issued Saturday said officers arrived at the school about 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 10 to find a boy who appeared to have a neck injury. The officers saw a red mark or abrasion on his neck and administered CPR until medical personnel arrived and took him to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, it said.

The statement said there were no witnesses, but that the preliminary investigation indicated it was an accident.

Capt. Dale Hager told The Associated Press on Saturday that police can’t release more details on the accident until they hear back from the medical examiner. He didn’t have Sawyer’s age. Hager said further information likely would be released Monday.

The letter to parents included advice to parents on how to help their children cope with the grief, and said grief counselors are available to students. It also said Sawyer will live on through organ donation.

Sisloob Lo, who is also a freshman at White Bear Lake, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that he met Sawyer through their middle school musical last year.

“He was a great choir kid,” Lo said. “He was also one of the greatest crew members the theater program could ever have.”

A picture shows Moeller performed in “Fiddler on the Roof” in middle school.

“He stood out the most in our choir class. Best singer we had and just a great kid overall,” student Luke Kubal told KSTP-TV.


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