Saturday, November 15, 2008

Family of teenager denies history of seizures

A 13-year-old Detroit middle school student has died after collapsing in his eighth-grade classroom. Detroit Public Schools spokesman Steve Wasko says the male student fell from his desk chair about 9 a.m.

Wednesday at Farwell school on the city's east side. Wasko says the classroom teacher immediately called the school nurse who rushed in to find the boy unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived within minutes, but also could not revive him. The boy was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Michigan. His name was not immediately released.

Wasko says the student's family has denied reports that he had a history of seizures.


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