BLOOMFIELD — Extra counsellors were brought in to Bloomfield Elementary School on Monday to help students and staff deal with the sudden death on Sunday of a six-year-old boy who was a student at the school.
Kameron Cooke died at the IWK-Grace Children's Hospital in Halifax after being airlifted there on Saturday. Cooke had collapsed suddenly and unexpectedly with no significant prior health conditions known at the time.
He was the son of Kyle and Brittanie (Handrahan) Cooke of Springfield West.
Residents of communities all over West Prince reacted with shock and sadness as news of the young boy’s death spread on Sunday.
Bob Anderson, director of school effectiveness for the English Language School Board and supervisor for the Westisle family of schools, said extra counsellors would be at the school for the next couple of days, as well.
“Students and staff will deal with things differently and at different times,” he said, pointing out counsellors will be available when they are needed.
Anderson said, in accordance with Western School Board practice, Bloomfield School would be closed on the day of the funeral. Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.