Joshua Olt, a 16-year-old Dunlap student, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Sunday night at Proctor Hospital.


Joshua Olt, a 16-year-old Dunlap student, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Sunday night at Proctor Hospital.

Olt was found unresponsive at his residence, 11819 N. Deerfield Drive, at 5:05 p.m. in his room.

According to the Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll, Olt’s friend came to his house to borrow a video game and found Olt unresponsive.

Ingersoll would not speculate on the cause of death.

Olt was home along with his brother Zach.

Olt’s parents, Tamara and Blake, were on vacation in Mexico.

“The loss will undoubtedly have a significant impact on our entire school community,” Superintendent Jay Marino said in a press release Tuesday. “We expect a variety of reactions to this loss from out students, parents and members of our staff. Some of these reactions may be mild, others may be more intense.”

"We all need time to grieve and heal during this tragic and difficult time. Our condolences are with the Olt family."

A Dunlap High School crises team meeting was held Sunday night after they learned of Olt’s death and reviewed and initiated a detailed crises plan.

There were meetings Monday morning with all the Dunlap High School staff to inform them of the death and the crises plan.

The school will have the six counselors from the Dunlap School District providing all-day grief counseling in the high school library.

Students are allowed to be excused from school with parent permission.

One counselor was assigned to Olt’s classroom throughout Tuesday to meet with his classmates at the beginning of each class.