15-year-old boy dies after choking at high school in Villa Park

SHARE 15-year-old boy dies after choking at high school in Villa Park
ax251_4a4c_94.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A 15-year-old boy died after choking in the lunch room last week at Willowbrook High School in west suburban Villa Park.

At 12:16 p.m. Sept. 19, authorities responded to a call of a student who was choking in the lunch room at 1250 Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park, according to statement from the DuPage County coroner’s office.

Abdul Jalal, of Lombard, was unresponsive and taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:09 p.m., according to the statement.

An autopsy Tuesday indicated that Jalal may have choked on a piece of food, but the cause and manner of his death are still pending, according to the coroner’s office.

Jalal had Down syndrome but it did not appear to have any bearing on his death, according to the statement.

The Latest
The Cubs optioned Daniel Palencia and Luke Little and brought up Hayden Wesneski and Colten Brewer.
Votes on $70 million to help migrants and the bond issue to fund housing and economic development now are set for Friday. The Council was, however, poised to approve a slew of other measures, including an expansion of electric scooter rental programs, security provisions for the Democratic National Convention and rooftop signs next to Wrigley Field.
El centro abrirá este miércoles de 3 p.m. a 7 p.m. en la Richard J. Daley Academy, ubicada en el 5024 S. Wolcott Ave.
If Daniel Boland’s petition drive collects 56,464 valid signatures by Aug. 5, the question could go on the November ballot. But that would just give Chicago voters the power to remove a mayor via recall, which they don’t now have.