A Sandy Springs high school student-athlete died suddenly, following a ‘critical medical emergency’, during a flag football game Wednesday.
The student has been identified as Eitan Force, a senior at The Weber School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Force suffered a ‘critical medical emergency’ on the field during a flag football game. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a letter sent by The Weber School to parents, students, faculty, and staff.
Below is the statement from the school following his tragic passing.
From The Spun:
Dear Weber Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Community Friends:
This afternoon during a Weber flag football game, a member of the senior class, Eitan Force, suffered a critical medical emergency on the field. Our trainers and staff immediately went to his aid prior to the arrival of emergency healthcare professionals. Eitan was transported to a local hospital for further care. Tragically, we received word that Eitan passed away earlier this evening.
With respect for their privacy, Eitan’s parents request that we do not reach out or contact the family at this time.
By now, many Weber students and parents are aware of and processing this terrible loss. Currently, we are taking appropriate measures to provide comfort to our students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Weber will cancel classes for tomorrow, Thursday, September 21, 2022. However, to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff, and parents, Ms. Jordan Crawford, School Psychologist, is working with crisis counseling resources from Jewish and educational agencies to arrange for counseling services to be made available at school tomorrow. Once we confirm these resources as well as a precise plan and schedule, we will send you an update later this evening or tomorrow morning with specific details.
Formal gatherings for the senior class will be shared directly with our seniors and their families.
We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love and support that so many of you have already shared upon hearing this tragic news. Following the ethics and practices of Jewish tradition and the longstanding traditions of The Weber School community, we are confident that all students, parents, faculty, and staff will work together to support Eitan’s parents and family in the ways that they need and desire.
For now, send wishes for comfort for the Force family and all of Eitan’s close friends and classmates.
There is no information yet regarding Eitan’s cause of death.
Read Eitan’s obituary here:
CBS46 reporter, Rebekka Schramm paid tribute to Eitan: