LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – When students and staff members in the Lewisville Independent School District return to classes after holiday break, they will be without one of their own. A teenager from Marcus High School in Flower Mound has died after developing complications related to the flu.
Max Schwolert was a golfer at his school, and there is no question that his classmates are saddened by the loss of such a young man. The 17-year-old had been sick with the flu since Christmas Day, while on vacation in Wisconsin. His symptoms worsened when he developed pneumonia, and then it turned into a staph infection.
Schwolert battled the ailments for several days before his family decided to remove life support.
A memorial service was held for the teen in Minnesota on Monday. There is another service planned for Saturday here in North Texas.