MOUNT ORAB, Ohio (WXIX) – The Western Brown High School community is in mourning after a student passed away Monday.
Blaze Jacobs, a 17-year-old junior at the school, died after experiencing “cardiac arrest activity,” according to a statement from Superintendent Raegan White.
Jacobs suffered the cardiac arrest event while at school and had to be taken to Children’s Hospital, the statement explained.
The school was later notified that he had passed away, the superintendent added.
Jacobs was a “large part” of the Western Brown High School community and one of the school’s “biggest fans,” the statement read.
The statement says his passing will be felt across their school family.
Please keep his family and our school family in your thoughts and prayers as we all try to get through this very difficult time.
-Western Brown High School Superintendent Raegan White.
Western Brown High School football coach Nick Osborne called Jacobs their No. 1 fan and an all-around sports fanatic.
Osborne posted a heartfelt message Tuesday on the passing of Jacobs.
Childhood friend, John Slack, remembers growing up with Jacobs, calling him an amazing person and friend.
“Oh, he was nice,” Slack said. “He was a good kid. He was, I can’t explain it. He was appreciative of everything that he had. He was so kind to his mother, his sister.”
Source: Fox 19