Post Falls Boy Collapses, Dies After School

POST FALLS — A Post Falls mom sent her little boy to school Tuesday and he never came home.

Twelve-year-old Sean Morris had just finished throwing a few snow balls with his friends and was walking to his mom’s car when he suddenly collapsed, went into a seizure and never woke up.

“He walked up to mom’s car and he looked at my mom and he dropped,” Sean’s sister Sarah Lavin said.

Morris, a 7th grader at River City Middle School died a few hours later.

“We all loved him so much,” Sarah said. “My little brother … 12 and he’s gone. He’s gone.

Sarah and her dad rushed to the school to be by his side.

“His eyes were open a little bit and me and my dad bent down and told him it’s OK buddy, it’s going to be OK, hang on,” Sarah said.

Sean died a few hours later at Kootenai Medical Center, which is where Sarah said her goodbyes to him.

“Just told him we loved him and what a good boy he was, he was such a good boy,” she said.

The Kootenai County Coroner office says Sean’s death had something to do with his heart but they won’t know what happened until Friday.

“We have no idea what it could’ve been. He was fine. He had a physical last week,” Sarah said.

Sean was an active young man; he went snowboarding on Tuesday, loved baseball and played basketball, hoping one day to play at Gonzaga.

“Just was an amazing person, just the sweetest boy I’ve ever met,” Sarah said.

Now Sarah and the rest of Sean’s family is left wondering what could have taken the 12-year-old so suddenly when he seemingly had his life ahead of him.

“He just died and that’s what’s so heartbreaking … no warning, no signs, nothing,” Sarah said.

A memorial fund has been set up under Sean’s name at any Mountain West Bank branch.

His funeral is set for this Saturday and counselors will be on hand at his school Thursday for students.