LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another Las Vegas student died last week after collapsing and being found unresponsive in a school bathroom.
The senior high school student, Jordan Brister, attended Amplus Academy, a public charter school. Amplus Academy posted information on Brister’s death on the school’s Facebook page on Sunday.
“The Amplus community sends our love and condolences to the Brister family as well as to all of Jordan’s family, friends and acquaintances.”
According to Brister’s father, Conrad Brister, his son collapsed in the bathroom on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and may have been there for as long as 25 minutes before he was discovered. During that time, his heart stopped.
Jordan Brister was in ICU at Southern Hills Hospital. The Clark County coroner’s office listed Brister’s date of death as Sunday, Jan. 8. He was an organ donor.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family pay for the teen’s funeral. It reads, “Jordan Tyler Brister suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why. Jordan was a senior in high school who planned to join the military after graduating.”
The goal was to raise $20,000, however, more than 500 donations exceeded the goal and raised $37,000.
“No amount of money can take away the hurt that this wonderful family is going through. But with all of your help, they can at least focus on what is important. Giving Jordan the resting place he deserves and each other. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. The Brister family feels your love,” stated a Tuesday post on the GoFundMe account.
Our community at Amplus Academy is mourning the death of one of our beloved 12th grade students, Jordan Brister. Jordan experienced a cardiac arrest while at school on January 3, 2023. Amplus 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 Academy’s Crisis Response Team, including our school counselors, licensed therapists and social workers, are working to support students and staff as they process this grief. Additional staffing was also brought into the school to work alongside our employees.
As the entire Amplus community mourns this devastating loss, we continue to respect the privacy of Jordan’s family as they grieve as well as providing ongoing love and support. A “Go Fund Me” account has been set up on Jordan’s behalf.Statement from Amplus Academy
Last Thursday, another Las Vegas valley student died after collapsing at a flag football game. The Clark County Coroner’s office said Desert Oasis High School student Ashari Hughes, 16, suffered a cardiac death due to a “rare congenital abnormality.”