LITTLE SILVER: The death of a Red Bank Regional High School employee after being transported to Riverview Medical Center for a medical issue interrupted the first day of school, where all after school events were canceled Thursday as a result, said the district.
Red Bank Regional spokesperson Marianne Kligman said Friday morning the district was still pending notification to the deceased's family before releasing more details.
Kligman said the district responded to a medical emergency Thursday, leading the employee to be transported from the Little Silver school's campus to the Red Bank hospital. "He did pass away there," Kligman said. "At this point we can't release the name or further details of the incident."
RBR canceled its school activities Thursday as a result of the incident. Kligman said the activities resume today, Friday.
A message launched to the district's online parent portal around 2 p.m. Thursday for RBR families, notifying them of the incident and cancellation yesterday.
The message read: "We regret to inform you that on Thursday, September 4th, one of our employees experienced a medical emergency at work and was transported to River View Hospital. We are sorry to report that the employee subsequently passed away. We are not presently releasing the employee's name pending family notification. All after school activities were cancelled for the day and will resume on Friday, September 5th."
In a post on the district's facebook page around noon Thursday, the district announced: "All after-school activities (athletics and co-curricular) have been cancelled for today, Thursday, September 4th."
Kligman said another public statement with more details and district comment would be forthcoming.