Death Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On November 28, 2018, EDSO was called to Guiding Hands School on Windplay Drive in El Dorado Hills. A student at the school became violent and needed to be restrained by school staff, to prevent the injury of staff and students. While restraining the student, he became unresponsive. A teacher began CPR until medical aid arrived. The student was transported to Mercy Folsom in critical condition and later to UC Davis. On November 30, 2018, EDSO was informed that the student had passed away.

The 13 year old student was reported to EDSO as being 6 feet tall and 280 pounds, suffering from severe autism.

EDSO Deputies and Detectives interviewed the parties involved and are completing a full investigation.  At this time, there appears to be no evidence of foul play or criminal intent.