St. Louis Park Middle School
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.
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.
A 12-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a swimming pool at a St. Louis Park middle school has died. Jamie Zwilling, spokesman for the city of St. Louis Park, says class had just ended at about 9 a.m.