MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A 13-year-old boy who was slugged and knocked unconscious during a fight at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley has been declared "clinically dead,'' authorities said.
Riverside County sheriff's officials said the victim, identified only as Diego, was declared dead Tuesday night, but he remained on life support while his family makes arrangements to donate his organs.
"I want to extend my sincere condolences to Diego's family and friends,'' Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez said. "No one should have to endure the pain of such a terrible loss. This is a life-changing tragedy for everyone involved, including the staff and students at Landmark Middle School.
We can only hope that, somehow, out of this tragedy some good can emerge. But today, we are shocked and