Important Message from FIRST Leadership (TW:Death)

From FIRST Leadership:

It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the sad news that a student attending FIRST® Championship passed away earlier this afternoon. At this time, the facts are still being gathered by authorities, but nothing suggests there is any cause for concern about the safety and security of anyone attending the event. We will share additional information should the need arise.

Given the devastating nature of this news, we have arranged to have counselors onsite for anyone who needs support. As a member of the FIRST community, I am sure that you will join us in extending our sincerest condolences to the student’s family, friends and team.

Before beginning competitions tomorrow, FIRST will hold a moment of silence in honor of the student’s memory. No additional changes have been made to tomorrow’s schedule of events.


Chris Moore