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P.G. sixth grader dies unexpectedly

December 6, 2010 - 02:20 PM
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UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: A sixth grader at J. Frank Dent Elementary School in fort Washington died unexpectedly Monday after apparently suffering some kind of  medical emergency at school, according to Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesperson Mark Brady.

Medics were dispatched to the school about 10 a.m. and performed CPR on the student, Brady said. The student was transported to a hospital where the student was pronounced dead, a school spokesperson confirmed.

The school issued a statement saying the student's death was not a result of an accident at school, but did not elaborate. One parent of a Dent student reported a sixth-grade girl passed out in a classroom Monday morning.

School officials would only say there was no threat to students or staff at the school.

Prince George's County police are investigating the student's death, as is route in such matters.

Grief counselors will be present on the campus Monday and Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: A student from J.Frank Dent Elementary School in Fort Washington died Monday after he was rushed to the hospital mid-morning, ABC7's Mark Segraves reports.

The student was not identified.

What caused the student's death was not immediately clear.

An official says grief counselors were dispatched to the school to help students.

Check back for further updates.

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