11-yr-old Florida boy struck by lightning

Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.

FORT MYERS — An 11-year-old southwest Florida boy remains in critical condition after being struck by lightning at football practice.

Jesse Watlington was struck by lightning during practice Wednesday at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.

Chuck Watlington said his son is showing no voluntary or involuntary responses to stimuli.

McGregor Baptist Church is coordinating a special fund to help the family with medical expenses

The News-Press (http://tinyurl.com/9mkn9yh ) reports all extracurricular activities at the school have been canceled through the weekend. School officials want to make sure students are psychologically prepared when they return to the field where Watlington was struck.

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