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Student dies after ‘medical emergency’ at California middle school

Student dies after ‘medical emergency’ at California middle school

A student died Tuesday, Aug. 29, after emergency workers were called to Canyon Lake Middle School.

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the school at 11 a.m. Tuesday, spokesperson Sgt. Deirdre Vickers wrote in a Wednesday, Aug. 30, email.

A statement from the Lake Elsinore Unified School District confirmed the death of a student, expressed condolences, and said administrators would provide grief counseling and other resources to students and staff.

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“In this difficult moment, we are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of one of our students due to a medical emergency on one of our LEUSD campuses,” the statement released by district spokesperson Melissa Valdez reads. “Our hearts are with the family, friends and our school community.”

Vickers said the deputies were joined by Cal Fire personnel on the campus in the 33000 block of Canyon Hills Road.

The child, whose name was not released, was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead. An investigation continues and the department said further details were not available.