Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IL: Boy, 10, Apparently Hung From Hook Dies

Boy Reportedly Found Hanging From Hook In Bathroom
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – updated: 2:23 pm EST February 4, 2009

EVANSTON, Ill. -- A 10-year-old Illinois boy has died after he was reportedly found hanging from a hook in his elementary school bathroom.

Officials at Oakton Elementary School in Evanston called 911 after finding fifth-grader Aquan Lewis unresponsive at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

School janitor Elliott Lieteau said the boy had been pulled off a hook and was lying on the floor when he entered the restroom. He said he performed CPR on the boy.

Lewis was pronounced dead early Wednesday at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Lewis was apparently found hanged.

Authorities have released few details about the incident.

But school district spokeswoman Patricia Markham called it an accident.

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