Charge Filed In Death of Teen at School Pool

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) -- A school employee has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a boy who was pulled from a pool.

Macomb County authorities on Tuesday charged Johnathan Sails. Prosecutor Eric Smith tells the Detroit Free Press that Sails was supposed to be monitoring a swim class at East Detroit High School in Eastpointe but wasn't certified as a swim teacher.

Smith says a vice principal jumped into the pool while Sails was changing clothes.

Ninth-grader KeAir Swift was resuscitated by an emergency crew on Nov. 8 but died after several days on life support.

A message seeking comment was left for Sails. Involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.


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