CHENEY, Wash. — A Cheney High School sophomore tragically passed away on Thursday, April 27, after an accident on campus. According to a statement from Cheney Public Schools Superintendent Ben Ferney, Brayden Bahme sustained severe injuries during his 4th-period P.E. class and later passed away in the hospital.
Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins informed KREM 2 that Bahme fell into a goal post and was impaled through the eye while running. First responders arrived within a minute and transported him to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Bahme's family has released a message expressing their sadness over the loss of their loved one. They have also started a GoFundMe page to cover Brayden's final burial expenses and support the family's immediate needs. The remaining funds will be used to create a youth fishing program in honor of Brayden, who was affectionately known as "fish pockets" Bahme.
To support students and staff during this difficult time, counselors are available, according to Superintendent Ferney. He also extended condolences to the Bahme family on behalf of the school community.
This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as they become available.