- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

DENVER, Colo. (AP) - A Jefferson County teen has died after eating a s’more with peanut butter at a high school bonfire.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1R2tSF7 ) that 16-year-old Simon Katz was allergic to peanuts and didn’t know the s’more had contained peanut butter. His father, David, says the boy went into anaphylactic shock and died Monday.

Simon, who was a junior at Chatfield High School, had fallen ill at the bonfire so his friends drove him home to get medicine. David Katz says he gave Simon epinephrine injections on the way to the hospital, but the teen died a short time later.

Jefferson County School District spokeswoman Michelle Balch Lyng says crisis response teams are at Chatfield to help students and staff during the difficult time.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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