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New Details: Lebanon School District Releases More Information on Student Death

LEBANON, Mo. -- The Lebanon School District has released more information on the death of a 2nd grade boy in a newsletter sent to parents.
LEBANON, Mo. -- The death of an 8-year-old-boy can not be contributed to a communicable disease, according to Laclede County Coroner Steve Murrell. Preliminary autopsy results show that the boy's death appears to be a result of a complication related to appendicitis. 

The Lebanon School District released more information on the death of a 2nd grade boy in a newsletter sent to parents on Sunday evening.  

The newsletter was sent to inform parents and patrons of the death and ask the community to join in sympathy and support for the family and friends.

According to the letter, Jesse Fames Andersen, a second grade student at Maplecrest Elementary School in Lebanon, died Friday.  

No more information on his death has been released.

Arrangements for Jesse are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

Following the notification of Jesse's death, the school district has been in contact with the Laclede County Health Department.

According to the newsletter, the Health Department has received no report of infectious disease or cause of death 

As a precaution, the school district has sanitized all areas of Maplecrest Schools and the student's school bus.

The school district will inform parents immediately if a report of infectious disease is received.

More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.



Read the full newsletter:

Please join the Lebanon R-3 faculty and staff in sympathy and support for the family and friends of Maplecrest second grade student Jesse James Andersen who died Friday, October 18. Arrangements for Jesse James Anderson are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Holman Howe Funeral Homes.

 

The health and well-being of students is our highest concern. Following the notification of Jesse’s death, the District has been in contact with the Laclede County Health Department. The Health Department has received no report of infectious disease or a cause of death.  As a precaution, the District has sanitized all areas of Maplecrest School and the student’s school bus.

 

The District will inform parents immediately IF a report of infectious disease is received.  

 

On Monday, Maplecrest teachers and district counselors will be available to support and comfort students as they grieve the loss of their classmate and friend. Please join us in keeping Jesse’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



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