Washington high school sophomore, 16, dies after being impaled through the eye by goal post in tragic gym class accident
- Brayden Bahme died on Thursday after the accident at Cheney High School
- The 16-year-old was running when he somehow impaled himself on a goal post
A sixteen-year-old high school sophomore from Washington state has died in a tragic sporting accident that saw him being impaled through the eye by a goal post.
Brayden Bahme died on Thursday after the accident at Cheney High School.
It’s unclear exactly what occurred, but school officials say he was running during a gym class when his eye was impaled on a section of a goal post.
Brayden Bahme, 16, died on Thursday after the accident at Cheney High School. He is shown in an image shared by his family after his death
Brayden’s friends returned to the football field after his death to pay tribute to him
Brayden was taken to a children’s hospital where he later died of his injuries.
His family is now receiving donations to help pay for his funeral on a GoFundMe page.
‘It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Brayden. Our entire family appreciates the outreach of support.
‘This go-fund-me will be used to take care of Brayden’s final burial arrangements and immediate needs of the family.
‘All remaining funds will be used for a youth fishing program in honor of Brayden “fish pockets” Bahme,’ a description on the page read.
Some of his teammates returned to the football field this week to pay tribute to him along with his mother, Heather.
In a Facebook post, Brayden’s heartbroken aunt Holly said: ‘It’s with a heavy heart that we share with our family, friends and Cheney high school community that Heaven gained an angel last night.
The football field at Cheney High School near Spokane. It remains unclear how exactly how the accident occurred
‘My nephew Brayden Bahme passed away from an injury that he sustained at school.
‘As you can imagine this is a tragic loss and his parents and siblings appreciate your grace in giving them time and space as they mourn.
‘They asked that instead of spreading sadness and anger, we share love and our favorite memories of Bray.’
In a message that some called cold-hearted, the school said: ‘While it is important to allow all the opportunity to experience grief, it is also important to maintain as normal a routine as possible regarding school activities.
‘There may be a variety of reactions to the unforeseen loss of Brayden and reactions to loss do not have a timeline.’