ANN ARBOR, MI – The boy received the electrified shock when he leaned against the fencing of a metal bleacher ramp. He was at a football game and was playing catch with someone on the sidelines at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti near the bleachers when the incident occurred on September 30th, 2014. That young boy died this morning from his injuries at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The student is identified as Christian Lorinczy.
DTE and Michigan State Police arrived on scene shortly after the incident, and the stadium was evacuated. Power to the stadium was immediately cut.
A statement posted on the school’s website reads:
Dear Lincoln Families,
We have some very difficult news to share. As all of you know, Christian Lorinczy, a student at Lincoln Middle School, was involved in a very serious accident on Tuesday night. We had hoped that he would fully recover, but unfortunately, this morning we learned that Christian has passed away.
It is our goal to ensure that the school day for our children is as normal as possible. We have counselor, psychology and social work professionals available throughout the district. However, if your child has contacted you and needs assistance, please contact their school office.
Our thoughts are with the Lorinczy family and the entire Lincoln community at this very difficult time.