PELL CITY, Ala. – Students and faculty are mourning the death of a student after a seemingly customary school activity.
The 12-year-old girl was playing tug-of-war during field day activities at the Williams Intermediate School in Pell City, Alabama Thursday when she suddenly collapsed, according to ABC 33/40.
The Pell City Police Department posted on their Facebook page that CPR was performed on the girl but she later died at a local hospital.
Sgt. Don Newton told ABC 33/40 that there was every indication the girl was a healthy 12-year-old.
The weather was clear in the area on Thursday, with temperatures in the low 80s.
The girl’s name is being withheld in respect to notification of her family and friends.
The school system released a statement about the girl’s death:
“An incident occurred at field day today at Williams. A student collapsed during field day and was transported to the hospital. Sadly, we wanted to let you know she died at the hospital. We shared this information with individual homerooms this afternoon after 2 o’clock. Please keep this family in your prayers. We will have counselors available at our school tomorrow for students.”