According to the report posted by The Tampa Tribune at TBO.com, Meeks, 18, had transferred to Brandon after playing basketball at Armwood High for three years.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and teammates of Brandon H.S. basketball player Milo Meeks (former Hawks basketball player,” reads a status update posted Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Armwood Hawks Football page on Facebook.
The “tragic loss” was noted as well on the Brandon Eagles Football page.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and teammates of Milo Meeks,” it reads. "His passing is a tragic loss to the Eagle community.”
In the TBO.com report, staff reporter Nick Williams reported on an interview with Ben Bromley, Armwood's junior varsity and assistant varsity basketball coach. He reportedly confirmed Meeks’ death Saturday afternoon and said doctors could not yet provide answers about what killed Meeks.
“He was on a ventilator, his heart shut down, his lungs shut down and his fever spiked,” Bromley reportedly accounted.
Brandon High School Principal Carl Green reportedly is prepared, with the assistance of school district officials, to address student grief when school reopens for classes Monday, Sept. 23.
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