St. Louis Public Radio News
1:12 pm
Mon May 12, 2003

Cor Jesu Student's Death an Accident

Affton, MO. – School at Cor Jesu Academy in suburban St. Louis will start Monday morning with a prayer service to remember a student who died this weekend.

Katie Brooks was a junior; she died of severe head injuries Saturday during a field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. She lost her balance while sliding down a banister, and fell. The death has been ruled an accident.

She had been an honor roll student and school leader who had been a campus minister and led charity activities.

Friends say she frequently used her employee discount at Target to buy things for the poor and the homeless.