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Hayfield community mourns unexpected death of 10-year-old boy

The boy was found unresponsive in his bed.
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The city of Hayfield, Minnesota is in mourning after a 10-year-old boy was found dead in his bed Sunday morning.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office say he was found unresponsive in bed at 11:30 a.m., at his home in the small southeast Minnesota community.

So far his death is a mystery, with police saying there was no obvious signs of trauma and he had no history of medical problems, KSTP reports.

He has been identified on social media as Anthony Reid, a 4th grader at Hayfield Elementary, with the Brownsdale Cub Scout Pack 50 creating an event page for a benefit hosted in his honor this coming Saturday.

"He was a great kid and we would like to help his mom and brother as much as we can through this difficult time," the page said.

Hayfield Community Schools posted a message on its website on Monday saying it's offering counseling for its students.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our students," superintendent Gregg Slaathaug said. "Our crisis management team met yesterday to make preparations for today.

"We are providing comfort rooms for our students and staff. These rooms will be staffed by counselors, counselors from Dodge County, and our area clergy.

"All of the area schools have reached out to assist if needed also. We are trying to conduct school as normal as possible today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends as we all begin to deal with this grief."

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