A 9-year-old child died after having lunch in a school canteen in Jujurieux, near Ambérieu-en-Bugey, in Ain.
The track of food allergy is preferred by firefighters. The child was in cardiac arrest when help arrived on the scene, around 1 p.m. on Thursday.
The victim, known to have asthma problems, was first taken care of by school staff, before losing consciousness.
According to the first elements, the child was allergic to milk. His meals were prepared and served separately from the meals of other students. Despite all these precautions, the victim allegedly ate a milk-based meal during lunch.
An investigation has been opened to find out more about the causes of death.
Note that a psychological unit has been set up in the establishment to support parents, children and school teachers.