9-year-old Rockhill Elementary School fouth-grader Bryce Skidmore chokes on candy, dies

Teachers, students, staff attend funeral

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Alliance City School District in Stark County is closed Friday for a fourth-grader's funeral.

Bryce Skidmore, 9, was playing with his friends last Friday in the gym at Rockhill Elementary School.

He was sucking on a piece of candy and choked to death, officials said.

Bryce's parents are teachers in the district.

Teachers, students and staff will be attending the funeral.

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