Boy, 4, Found Unresponsive After Nap At New Jersey Preschool Dies

January 18, 2019 - 10:42 am

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP) -- An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool.
School staff at the Cordero School PS 37 in Jersey City found the boy unresponsive after he took an afternoon nap Thursday.
The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Principal Derek Stanton said in letter to parents that they will have grief counselors at the school Friday. 

In a statement, Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas said, “At this time our immediate focus is on the child’s parents and the larger PS #37 family to ensure they get the support and attention this tragedy demands. The Board is united, in this moment of terrible tragedy, with the PS #37 family. We request prayers and privacy at this sad moment.”

The boy's name has not been released.
There is no indication of foul play.

A cause of death has not been released.

(© 2019 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)