Abdullahi Charif

Abdullahi Charif St. Louis Park Pool Drowning

St. Louis Park Middle School Settles Drowning Lawsuit For $3M

The St. Louis Park School District settled a lawsuit with the family of a boy who died during a swimming class. Abdullahi Charif, 12, died in March, 2014, just days after he was pulled from a pool at St. Louis Park Middle School.

04/03/2015

Abdullahi Charif St. Louis Park Pool Drowning

Report Details Moments Surrounding St. Louis Park Student’s Drowning

A new report is giving insight into the moments before a student drowned during gym class in St. Louis Park. In February, Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found in 9 feet of water in the school swimming pool. He later died at the hospital.

04/18/2014

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Family, Community Search For Answers In Boy’s Pool Death

A St. Louis Park family is looking for answers after their son died in an accident at school — the place they feel he should have been the safest. Authorities said Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found Thursday morning at the bottom of the pool after gym class at St. Louis Park Middle School. He died over the weekend and was laid to rest on Sunday. The family of the boy tells WCCO-TV they have mixed emotions as they attempt to sort out the tragedy that unfolded last week. From the deepest sadness to anger, the family is hoping to get more answers Monday as they meet with officials investigating what happened.

03/03/2014