Washington Elementary volunteer dies after medical emergency

Washington Medical Emergency
Washington Medical Emergency(KTTC)
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 2:21 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 4:27 PM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Public Schools is confirming a volunteer died this afternoon at Washington Elementary following a medical emergency.

Rochester first responders were called to the school Thursday for a medical emergency call. The district shared that long-time friend of the school Mary Ellen Trueman died shortly after arriving at the main office.

Trueman was a former elementary school teacher, according to the district. RPS said she volunteered with primary grade students. District officials said she was always ready with a joke of the day for the staff each day she volunteered. In their statement, the district said Trueman had a passion for teaching and students.

The district sends their condolences to Trueman’s friends and family.