BALTIMORE — Mervo High School is mourning the loss of one of the students today, Elijah Gorham.
Elijah was a member of the football team. On a statement on twitter, Mervo said "your Mustang Family loves you and elevates your family and friends in our thoughts and prayers."
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott also issued a statement, saying in-part that Elijah was more than a student-athlete, but a young man full of promise.
Elijah Gorham was more than a @HighMervo student athlete. He was a young man full of promise with an infectious spirit. Elijah’s passing is an unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to his family and our @MustangGang410 community. #7strong #mustangpride 💙💛 https://t.co/g3YUQvzMyA pic.twitter.com/ZrV6ojAuNW— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) October 11, 2021
We're saddened to hear about the loss of one of our students and community members. Our thoughts go out to Elijah's family and the Mustang community. https://t.co/ygilBQElb3— Baltimore City Public Schools (@BaltCitySchools) October 11, 2021
We will update as more information comes in.