Las Vegas student died after suffering cardiac arrest while at school

Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A Las Vegas student died after he “unexpectedly” suffered cardiac arrest while at school.

According to a post from Amplus Academy, the student was identified as senior Jordan Brister.

A GoFundMe shared by the school said Brister “suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why.”

In a statement, Amplus Academy said Brister experienced cardiac arrest while at school on Jan. 3. The school says staff “provided Jordan with emergency medical attention until paramedics arrived and transported him to Southern Hills Hospital.”

“Despite the efforts of first responders and the medical team at the hospital, Jordan passed away this past Sunday,” Amplus said in the statement.

The GoFundMe says Brister had planned on joining the military after graduating.

“Words cannot express what the Brister family is going through and there will never be enough answers as to why this has happened. He was an amazing kid who loved life to the fullest,” the GoFundMe says.

Amplus Academy says its “Crisis Response Team” is “working to support students and staff as they process this grief.”

Savanna Brister, Jordan’s mother, provided FOX5 with the below statement:

Jordan was a selfless, respectful, Southern gentleman who was kind to everyone. He was witty and charming. He wanted to join the military to become a para rescue jumper to save others. In the end, he saved others through donation of organs, so his dream was somewhat fulfilled. He was a wise, older brother who cared deeply for his brother and sister. Jordan was truly everything you could ask for and more. He had a heart of gold.

The passing of Brister comes following the death of a 16-year-old girl who died after she suffered a medical emergency while playing in a flag football game at a school in the south Las Vegas Valley.