Last Updated on January 6, 2024, 7:44 am
A fire at Jefferson County Deer Camp leaves One teen Dead and at least Four others Injured
Tarver Braddock, a junior at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, died in a fire incident in a deer camp in Jefferson County, Mississippi, on early Friday, December 5, 2024. According to the reports, at least four other students were injured and were treated at the hospital.
What happened to Tarver Braddock?
According to the reports, six students from Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, were at a deer camp in Jefferson County, Mississippi, when an explosion ignited a fire, which claimed the life of 15-year-old Tarver Braddock and left at least four others injured.
The school and its principal released a statement regarding the heart-wrenching incident. The school said that six students were involved, but the authorities and local media reported five: one who passed away and four others injured.
The State Fire Marshal is investigating the incident. Sheriff James Bailey said authorities responded to the fire at about 4 a.m. on Friday on Noble Swamp Road. Traver Braddock died in the incident, and at least four others were injured but survived. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
He said all of the survivors had “burns and laceration wounds from tin and glass” from the structure. One was treated at a Jefferson County hospital, and four others went to Merit Health Natchez. One of these four was later transferred to a hospital in Jackson. The fifth teen was trapped inside the deer camp and was killed, he said. He was later identified by a social media post as Tarver Braddock, a junior at Neville High School in Monroe.
The authorities have not released the identities of the victims, but the school’s athletic social media page announced the death of Tarver Braddock, who played on the school’s football team.
“With heavy hearts we share the news of the passing of Tarver Braddock. Please keep his parents, Brett and Lindsey, and his sister Stella in your prayers along with their extended family and friends,” the post read.
The school dismissed classes on January 5, 2024, after the second period. The First Methodist Church opened its door for the grieving community members and students for prayers. The school has also scheduled counseling services at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024, where faculty members will also be present to assist the affected students in processing their grief.
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