North Carolina middle school teacher and coach dies from COVID-19 complications


CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Johnston County teacher and coach has died due to complications from COVID-19.

According to the Johnston County School Board Chair Todd Sutton, John Krol died Monday due to a blood clot in his lungs which was related to COVID-19.

Krol taught at Swift Creek Middle School, which has been offering in-person classes.

According to Krol’s bio on Swift Creek Middle School’s website, he lived in Clayton with his wife and five boys.

He was a teacher for 17 years and taught math, science and social studies.

Krol was the head football and baseball coach at Swift Creek Middle School.

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