A San Ramon Valley High School freshman died after being found unresponsive in the school's pool on Tuesday afternoon, according to Danville police.
The 15-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was pulled from the water but later died at an area hospital, according to Danville Police Chief Allan Shields.
San Ramon Valley principal Jason Krolikowski offered condolences to the boy's family and all of those affected by the "tragic accident."
"Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that many in our community are feeling as they receive this information. Our hearts go out to the grieving family, friends, students and staff," Krolikowski said in a message to the school community.
"We have a plan in place (Wednesday) to support students and staff through this difficult time," he added. "If your child needs help dealing with her or his grief, please ask them to reach out to the support available at school. There will be a team of support staff onsite including school psychologists, school counselors and SRVUSD support team members available to address the counseling needs of our students."
The situation unfolded around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when police received a report of an apparent drowning at the high school located just outside downtown Danville. Arriving officers were told a school staff member found a student in the pool, removed the boy from the water and tried to resuscitate him, according to Shields.
Emergency paramedics soon arrived and transported the teen to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Walnut Creek, where he was later pronounced dead, according to Shields.
Police are continuing their investigation into the drowning, Shields said, without releasing further details on the circumstances.
"Danville police are currently investigating the circumstances of this tragic accident. We will share more information with our school community as soon as possible," Krolikowski said.