SRVHS student drowns in school pool

Danville police investigating 15-year-old boy's death

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.

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5 people like this
Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on May 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Praying and waiting for an official update! All of the rumors, text, phone calls are giving conflicting information.

3 people like this
Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on May 8, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Not the outcome we wanted☹️

4 people like this
Posted by JLBlanc
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2018 at 12:53 am

This is a tragedy.

3 people like this
Posted by Jayne
a resident of Alamo
on May 9, 2018 at 8:24 am

We are so saddened about the drowning of the Freshman at SRV. And how tragic it is for his parents. We will be praying for them and the students at SRV; losing a fellow student; that they cared about.

1 person likes this
Posted by Doral
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2018 at 8:30 am

My question didn't post, so am trying again. I was curious to know if there was a life guard on duty, since it is a school and it sounds like it was during school hours. If no life guard, why...?

4 people like this
Posted by Anon
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

In response,
During the Freshman PE swim unit, the teacher (often/always lifeguard and always CPR certified) of the class is the only one with the students at the pool. This incident went down in between periods when a teacher wasn't present. He was discovered when one of the fifth period PE teachers began to instruct his/her 5* class.

6 people like this
Posted by chris
a resident of Alamo
on May 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

does the SRV pool have working , recording security cameras?

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Posted by TC
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm

Hold your opinions of the time line of the event they are not based on facts.

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Posted by Doral
a resident of Blackhawk
on May 10, 2018 at 7:57 am

TC, I'm sure your intentions were good, but from what I have seen, no one has recently given an opinion...merely asked questions. Are you uncomfortable with the questions? We certainly mean well ourselves.

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Posted by TC
a resident of Danville
on May 10, 2018 at 8:36 am

Anon posted a timeline which is not based on facts.

2 people like this
Posted by Cady
a resident of San Ramon
on May 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm

So no one was watching this child?I'm scared because when my kids go to this school is the going to be a lifeguard at the pool,also no one noticed until 1pm?!No one knows how to do cpr?Some aldult should have been at the pool supervising,very disappointing and very sad.

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