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CPS student dies from meningitis

A Chicago high school will be closed Wednesday after the death of a student from  a “non-contagious form of bacterial meningitis.”

The 16-year-old Savon Smith passed away Monday at home.

Savon Smith

Savon Smith

CPS released a statement saying Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School will be closed tomorrow while officials conduct “a thorough review and cleaning.”

The statement went on to say, “based on preliminary reports and our own investigations, we have concluded that there is no outbreak of Meningitis and no meningococcal disease at this time. There is no immediate health risk to students and staff. There are also no other known or reported cases of meningitis at Lindblom at this time.”

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett also released a statement saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. There is no immediate health risk to students or staff, but out of an abundance of caution we decided to close the school tomorrow.”


6 Comments to “CPS student dies from meningitis”

    Calina Kirkland said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Thank you for putting up pictures of Savon and his friends I will miss him dearly.

    Chicago sucks said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Why is the mother not even crying no amorse at all???? My son was a awesome son that’s all you can say…. If my child had a headache for more then 24 hours and no medication was working take him to the hospital. Three days a headache Come on… Neglect of being a parent right there…

    Chicago sucks said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Rest in peace another soul to young to past

    Chicago sucks said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    Why is his mother showing no amours or crying?? Yes your son is awesome is that all you could say? He had a headache for three days why would you not bring him to the hospital no medication was working?? Sounds like neglect to me

    bubba said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    A headache for one day is enough but any longer it's time to get it checked.

    emani flowers said:
    May 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    u ppl dont know what ure talking about savons mom is great he use to tell me about her all the time…. ive been in love with him since sixth grade he never knew and now never will…. but i hope his soul r.i.p…… and i send my prayers to ms. smith an your family… i love your son and he will be forever missed

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