Student Dies at Selma High School, Three Other Students Taken to Hospital
A 16-year-old male student has died at Selma High School and three others have been taken to the hospital.
District Attorney Michael Jackson tells Alabama News Network that the case is still under investigation at this time.
Capt. Natasha Fowlkes of the Selma Police Department says they are waiting on toxicology reports to determine the students cause of death and what led the other three students to be taken to the hospital.
“As a community, we are deeply saddened by the death of this young scholar,” Selma City Schools Superintendent Zickeyous Byrd said in a statement. “We ask for prayers for the young man’s family, the faculty, staff and students of Selma High School as we all continue to grieve. This is such a shock for our Saints Nation family.”
Grief counselors from the school and the Alabama State Department of Education will be on hand for students and staff.
The school says it’s working with the police department and medical professionals to determine the cause of the student’s death. The school system says the State Bureau of Investigation will be at the school to receive information and to answer questions.
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