Counselors and members of the clergy were on hand Monday morning at Fort Madison High School after the news that FMHS senior Jesse Ross died unexpectedly Sunday.
“We were very saddened to learn of the loss of one of our outstanding student-athletes,” FMHS Principal Greg Smith said. “Jesse was well-loved and respected by his peers and the staff at the high school. “We’re going to continue to support our students and parents here as we go through the grieving.” Smith said he was told that Ross was at work Sunday along with some fellow classmates. He collapsed and died shortly thereafter.