Graham teen collapses, dies following gym class

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Submitted: Thu, 05/26/2011 - 4:21pm
Updated: Thu, 05/26/2011 - 4:23pm

GRAHAM, NC (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has died after collapsing in the Graham Middle School gym while playing basketball.

The Times-News of Burlington reported Thursday the student collapsed after being hit in the head with a basketball during gym class at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The teen’s name was not immediately released.

Graham Police Officer David Lewis said school personnel administered CPR and an ambulance was called. The teen was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Lewis says police are looking into the cause of death to rule out foul play.

Education officials say they will have counselors on campus Thursday to meet with the student’s schoolmates and faculty members, if needed..

Information from: Times-News,

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