Orange County mourns middle schooler who died after football practice
Posted August 26
Efland, N.C. — Grief counselors will be on hand Monday for the first day of school at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Efland. They'll be available to talk to students, teachers and staff struggling with the death Friday of Frederick Seymour, 13, a rising eighth grader.
Frederick was practicing Monday with the Gravelly Hill football team when he became short of breath. Those around him called 911 and tried to help him. On an ambulance en route to UNC Hospital, officials there say Frederick suffered additional complications.
He never left the hospital and died on Friday.
“He was well-liked by students and staff," said Gravelly Hill Middle School Principal Dr. Chris Gammon. “My heart goes out to his family, and as a school and community we are saddened by his passing."