Christian County sheriff’s deputies and school resource officers are investigating the death of a student on the Nixa Junior High School campus on Dec. 15.
Jake Johnston, an eighth grade student, was confirmed to be the student who died in what Principal Jared Webster called a “tragic event.”
At this time, no other students are believed to be in danger. Nixa Public Schools will dismiss students from the school at their regular times.
Nixa Public Schools Communications Officer Zac Rantz said that additional counselors will be available for students and teachers as part of a crisis response team.
“We will do the best we can,” Rantz said of the school district’s response.
Parents who are concerned about their child's reaction to the on campus death are encouraged to contact their child's teachers, counselors and/or school administrators.