Another One… 16-Year-Old High School Football Player Collapses and Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency During Practice

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A 16-year-old Randallstown High School Football Player died on Wednesday, after collapsing during practice due to a medical emergency.

The school has not released the student’s identity nor the circumstances surrounding his sudden death or what medical emergency he suffered.

From the Baltimore Banner:

A Randallstown High School football player suffered a medical emergency during practice Tuesday afternoon and later died at a local hospital.

Baltimore County Public Schools spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said the system is not providing further details about the incident but confirmed that an athletic trainer was there at the time and “staff on site did immediately begin to render aid until emergency medical services personnel responded.”

Randallstown football coach Marvin Davis declined to provide any additional details about the student when reached Thursday morning.

“At this time, the family would not like any further information issued,” Davis said via text.

Baltimore County Public Schools’ Traumatic Loss Team will be at the school Thursday to provide counseling to students.

Michael Jones, the Principal of Randallstown High School, wrote a letter to parents.

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From WBALTV 11:

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — A Baltimore County high school student died Wednesday after experiencing a medical emergency.

County police told 11 News officers were called to the school around 6 p.m. Tuesday for a medical emergency involving a 16-year-old student.

Randallstown High School Principal Michael Jones said the student, who was in the 11th grade, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The principal sent the following letter to parents and the community:

“It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the death of a Randallstown High School grade 11 student. The student experienced a medical emergency and was transported to the hospital where he later passed away. We are absolutely devastated by this news.

“Today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, members of the Baltimore County Public Schools Traumatic Loss Team will be at our school to provide support and counseling for students and staff. Should your student find that he/she needs additional resources, or if you have questions about how to approach your child about this news, please do not hesitate to call our school counselors at 443-809-4107.

“We encourage you to take time this evening to discuss with your child(ren) about this loss. I have attached resources with this letter that may help with those conversations.

“For those of you who did not know the student we ask that you understand our sadness and join us in keeping the family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

“Our school community extends our deepest sympathies to the family. With the family’s permission we will share additional information as it becomes available.”

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