Family, friends and faculty of a central Kentucky middle school student are mourning his death.
Jerry Patton, an eighth grade student and football player in Nicholas County, died from viral meningitis Friday morning at UK hospital.
Grief counselors were on hand today at Patton's school to help his classmates cope.
His principal says he will be missed.
The principal also says that no other students have shown any signs of the illness.
Patton became sick last weekend, and was hospitalized early this week.