Girl dies after collapsing at school

March 14, 2008 6:53:02 PM PDT
A fifth grade student has died after collapsing at her school.It happened at Klein ISD's Epps Island Elementary School on Smiling Wood Lane. Syrina Salazar, 11, a fifth grader, collapsed while she was engaged in physical activity in PE class. Immediately EMS and a school nurse were called. CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used.

She was taken to Methodist Willowbrook Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to school officials, the Salazar had been absent from school for a couple of days prior to this. A letter was sent home to make parents aware of the situation.

The school is in spring break now, but crisis counselors will be available on campus when classes resume.

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