Nelson Co. elementary school student dies after choking on bouncy ball at school

An eight-year-old Nelson County boy has died after choking on a bouncy ball.

Landon McCubbins, a third-grader at Boston Elementary School, passed away last Monday after choking on the toy while he was at school, according to a report by

He was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Boston Principal Niki King said in a letter to families that Lance “was loved deeply by his classmates and teachers. He was such a great hugger and passionate about farming.”

(Photo: Lance McCubbins, courtesy of Yahoo!

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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