Topic: Meadowdale High School
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September 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Heart problems caused the death of Matthew Truax, the 16-year-old Lynnwood boy who collapsed and died during physical-education class last week at Meadowdale High School, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Tuesday.
The medical examiner said Truax had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that involves a thickening of the heart muscle that makes it more difficult for it to pump blood.
Teachers and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive Truax when he collapsed on Friday while running outside on the school’s track. Meadowdale principal Kevin Allen wrote a letter to parents calling the junior a “respectful, hard-working young man who was serious about his education; an all-around nice kid who we will miss.”
September 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM
A student at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood collapsed and died Friday morning during a physical-education class, the school announced in a letter sent to parents.
Staff, paramedics and hospital staff responded but were unable to revive him, Meadowdale Principal Kevin Allen wrote in the letter. The cause of death was not yet released.
Allen wrote that the junior was a “respectful, hard-working young man who was serious about his education; an all-around nice kid who we will miss.”
Family members have asked that they be given time to grieve privately, he said.
The high school and the Edmonds School District will provide counseling to students who need it, and the letter asked parents to call the school if they feel their child needs additional support.
“I know you join us in sending his family our deepest condolences during this difficult time,” Allen wrote.
February 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Three juveniles present during the Feb. 6 beating of a Seattle soccer coach have been identified, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Police said the Lynnwood’s City Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.
The 53-year-old private-league soccer coach from Seattle was waiting with his teenage daughter for other teammates to arrive at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood when the teens allegedly started insulting the father. The man told police that two of the teens beat him up, leaving him with bruises and abrasions, but no serious injuries.
January 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM
A former Meadowdale High School football player is facing criminal charges in connection with the shooting of a 29-year-old acquaintance on Camano Island last week, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
Naji Roshad Moore-Taylor, along with Megan Noelle Failing, both 21 of Bothell, were charged with first-degree assault, robbery, kidnapping and burglary in Island County Superior Court, said Sheriff Mark Brown.
Brown said the victim, who was assaulted and shot in her home around 8 a.m. on Thursday, identified the suspects. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and has been been released from the hospital, he said.
Brown declined to discuss the relationship between the victim and the suspects, but he said they knew each other and that the attack was not random.
Moore-Taylor and Failing were last seen leaving the area in a black, four-door Nissan with license plate number AGJ0950, Brown said.
Brown said the two suspects told detectives they will turn themselves in, but have not yet done so. Warrants have been issued for their arrests, he said.
Moore-Taylor was profiled in a 2009 Seattle Times story that recounted his difficult childhood and adoption by a Washington couple.
“It sounded like he was really working to turn his life around, but is now headed the wrong way,” said Brown.
Moore-Taylor is black, 6 feet and 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Failing is white, 5-feet-6 and 112 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information on the pair should call 911, or the Island County Sheriff’s Office via the county’s dispatch center at 1-360-679-9567.
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