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Heart problem likely cause of death for Ventura High School senior

Funeral services are set for Monday, Nov. 25 at San Buenaventura Mission for Antonio Calderon who passed away last week during school hours. (Photo: gofundme)

VENTURA, Calif. - A Ventura High School senior who died unexpectedly last Friday likely died from a heart condition, according to the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD).

17-year-old Antonio Calderon collapsed Friday while on a class field trip to the Ventura Botanical Garden. The student died later at a local hospital.

The family confirmed to VUSD that Calderon had a heart problem and was on a waiting list for a new heart. The family has set up a gofundme account to help raise money to pay for Antonio's funeral expenses.

A public viewing is set for Sunday, November 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service following at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home at 757 E. Main Street in Ventura.

A funeral mass will be held the following day on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the San Buenaventura Mission at 211 E Main Street. 

If you would like to donate to the Calderon's gofundme account, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nfjqfq-raising-money-for-my-brothers-funeral 

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Beth Farnsworth

Beth Farnsworth is the evening anchor for KEYT NewsChannel 3.