Corpus Christi Independent School District middle school football players returned to the field Tuesday, following the tragic death of 13-year old Cameron Espinosa.
The Haas Middle School football player passed away following an allergic reaction to fire ant bites.
The district is currently reviewing their policies and procedures to see if any changes need to be made to prevent an accident like that from happening again. One of those immediate changes was to move all middle school games to Buc Stadium and the Cabaniss Sports Complex.
Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live from the Cabaniss Sports Complex, where Martin Middle School is playing against Rockport, followed by a game between Grant and Tom Browne.
The reason they are playing there is because the venue has turf grass.
The CCISD rescheduled the games so that, instead of students playing at their middle school fields, they would play in one of the larger venues under a more controlled environment. The need to change venues will be assessed on a weekly basis throughout the rest of the season.
There will also be EMS personnel on hand at middle school football games, carrying backpacks and emergency supplies, including EpiPens.
As far as practices, they will still be held at the middle schools. In fact, Haas Middle School, where Espinosa played, will be having a practice Tuesday night as they prepare for their first football game since the tragedy. That game will be against Tom Browne at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Cabaniss Sports Complex.
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