HINSDALE, ill.Hinsdale South High School teacher Ryan Mott died after suffering a medical emergency on campus Monday morning.

The school sent a letter to parents informing them of Mott’s death and an early emergency release.

Hinsdale South said Mott suffered a medical emergency at approximately 7:40 a.m. at school. He was later pronounced dead at Hinsdale Hospital.

Mott was a military veteran and worked in the Hinsdale South Science and Special Education Department for 20 years.

“Although a quiet soul, Mr. Mott was a powerhouse in the classroom. He will be deeply missed by his current students, former students and his colleagues,” a statement from the school said.

FOX 32 spoke with a mother who described Mott as a role model and someone who took a big step forward after her son lost his father last year.

“We had a very difficult year last year. And Mr. Mott was always there for us. He helped Zach over the summer with his schoolwork. He came to our house and helped him because he was struggling, you know, in some subjects. “said Kimberley Peirce. “He had a funny sense of humor. He wouldn’t let Zach slide or, you know, get away with anything. He was good at keeping you in check.”

Students were invited to stay after early dismissal to process the solemn news in the school’s counseling office.

By Sam