Kindergarten student dies of suspected influenza

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 18:36:35-05

Six-year-old Ashton Arabo, a student at Keith Elementary in the Walled Lake School District, has died of a suspected case of influenza.

The school will be closed tomorrow so staff and families can attend his funeral and a GoFundMe page has been set up in honor of the young boy. The money will go to Ashton's Miracle Foundation so acts of kindness can be spread in his honor.

Arabo's death is serving as a warning to parents.

Our Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi has details on what they need to know, to keep their kids safe.