Kamaree Jevon Lyons, a 17-year-old student at Sebastian River High School, passed away over the weekend after a pick-up basketball game. Lyons was reportedly playing a game in the school’s gym on Saturday night when he collapsed on the court. Lyons was then taken to the local hospital where he lost his life.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.
“He walked off the court and collapsed,” School District of Indian River County spokeswoman Cristen McMillan said, via the Sebastian Daily. “There will be lots of emotions tomorrow at school. We will have grief counselors at Sebastian River High School starting Monday for students and teachers. They will stay as long as they are needed.”
The school district addressed Lyons’ death on social media.
We’re saddened to inform our SDIRC family that one of our SRHS seniors, Kamaree Lyons, passed away on Sat. evening. Kamaree was a member of the football and basketball teams and was well-loved by his friends and teachers. Our heartfelt condolences are with his family and friends.
Former Sebastian River High football coach Chuck Kenyon had Kamaree in weight lifting class last school year and called him a “good all-around kid.”
“He was always respectful,” said Kenyon, who is now an assistant football coach at Veterans High School in Kathleen, Georgia. “I never had a teacher email me and say that he was being a problem.”
Sebastian River High football coach Tyrone Perry said the team will not be practicing Monday and that about 40 players met Sunday at Woody’s.
“We’ll meet as a team and go from there,” Perry said of meeting with the team Monday. “I just want them to know that we’re there for them. I just want to make sure the kids are OK.”
Our deepest condolences go out to Lyons’ family during this tragic time.
Where Is Sebastian River High School?
Sebastian River High School is located in Sebastian, Florida and is part of the Indian River County School District. The school opened in August 1994 and was ranked as one of the top 40 U.S. high schools by Newsweek.