Moreno Valley Boy, 12, Who Died After Collapsing At School Identified

MORENO VALLEY ( — Grief counselors were on hand Wednesday at Vista Heights Middle School, where a 12-year-old boy collapsed while playing football during lunchtime.

Elijah Allen died Tuesday just after 1 p.m. at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, officials from the Riverside County Coroner’s Office said.

Deputies were called to the school at about 12:20 p.m. and found employees giving the boy CPR, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Del Valle said.

“The investigation determined the juvenile collapsed while playing during lunchtime,” he said.

The boy had an unspecified medical condition that may have contributed to his death, Del Valle said.

»RELATED: Boy, 12, Dies After Collapsing At Moreno Valley Middle School

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