8-year-old boy dies after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School

An 8-year-old boy is dead after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School Friday afternoon.

The boy was taken to Ottawa hospital where he died.

According to the comment section on the 'Orleans Wood Elementary School Parents' Facebook page, parents were notified Friday.

The school has arranged to have the Tragic Event Response Team available to talk with students and staff on Monday.

The Ontario Disctrict School Board is encouraging parents to speak with their children about their feelings.

Orleans Wood is a JK – 3 community school, enrolling 205 students in the eastern suburb of Ottawa-Carleton.