ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A Florida middle school student trying out for a basketball team collapsed in a gym and was later pronounced dead.

The St. Augustine Record reports the girl collapsed Tuesday during the afterschool event. Paramedics brought her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities didn’t release the student’s name or age, but said she was a teenager.

Murray Middle School Principal Tom Schwarm said grief counselors and school district staff will be available for students Wednesday.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s office said a medical coroner will determine the cause of death.


Information from: The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record, http://www.staugustine.com

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