Autopsy Results Inconclusive In Death Of College Station High School Student

It's a sad story that has left a lot of unanswered questions.

A student at College Station High School collapsed during gym class Tuesday and later died.

It isn't yet certain as to what the official cause of death is for 15-year-old Jacob Simmons, but now new details are emerging as to who he is, and what happened just before his death.

The autopsy released Wednesday was inconclusive as to why Jacob Simmons collapsed in gym class and subsequently died after being taken to the College Station Medical Center.

Now he's being remembered by his classmates on social media.

The death of a College Station High School teen is still hard to believe for classmates of 15-year-old Jacob Simmons.

Tuesday afternoon he collapsed during P.E. Class on the sidelines during a game of dodgeball.

College Station ISD Superintendent Eddie Coulson says he was off to the side when he collapsed but had been playing.

"When he collapsed certainly the motion went In place to treat him as appropriate and that included CPR and using the AED," said Coulson, Ed.D.

Coulson says Simmons was involved in the district's dual language English-Spanish program from kindergarten or first grade. It's a great loss for his classmates.

"Just a nice young man, good student, solid citizen. One of those kids that took care of himself and took care of those around him. Whether he was your best friend or not your best friend, he was the one that kind of took care of you," added Coulson.

Online, friends are remembering their friend with Tweets and photos including things such as, "RIP my boy Jacob Simmons. You're going to be missed bro. You're in a better place,"

and, "I didn't know you but I do know that you had an impact on multiple people. You will be missed! Prayers for the Simmons family! RIP Jacob."

We've also learned he was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church in College Station.

"Our heart goes out to Jacob's family, his brothers and sisters, mom, and dad, extended family, certainly his friends. It's just a tough time for us and them and our hearts and prayers are with them," Coulson said.

A student News 3 spoke with Tuesday says he witnessed the incident and described the dodgeball game as "light-hearted."

He said he didn't see anything to have indicated Jacob was injured during P.E.

The cause of death remains unknown.

College Station Detectives did interview the people in the gym Tuesday and police say they do not suspect foul play.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Grief counselors were available Wednesday morning at College Station High School for students and staff members.

The school district says they were unaware of any underlying medical conditions prior to Simmons' death.


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