Student Dies after Doing Back Flip During Gym
Trenton White, a 17-year-old who attended Barack Obama High School, was admitted to Children's Hospital on October 6, 2015 after sustaining a neck injury. He had been in gym class when he did a back flip and landed on his neck. According to school officials he was down for about 10 to 15 minutes.
According to the Medical Examiner's report, White suffered multiple spinal injuries from the flip and eventually died due to complications from those injuries on Saturday, January 15.
White's mother told officials that Trenton was a previously healthy teenager who was very athletic and played basketball and football. He constantly did back flips.