Demario McClinton, a sixth-grader at Dutchman Creek Middle School in Rock Hill, died Tuesday at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, according to a school statement.
McClinton was suffering from complications related to a brain condition he's had his entire life. He's been out of school since December.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss and would like to express our condolences to his family and friends,” said Dutchman Creek principal Norris Williams in the release.
School counselors were being made available for students who needed support and the school will host a memorial walk on Friday in Demario’s honor.
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The funeral will be held Saturday at Vision and Beyond Christian Ministries.