High school student collapses, dies during homecoming festivities, officials say
ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) - Officials in Ohio say a high school senior collapsed and died Friday night during a homecoming event.
According to Mapleton Local Schools Superintendent Scott Smith, high school student Bre McKean collapsed due to a medical emergency prior to the school’s football game against South Central.
Both schools agreed to suspend Friday’s game at halftime after being notified of the student’s death.
Smith said that grief counselors are available for students and staff.
The district ended up canceling the homecoming dance scheduled for Saturday night.
All athletic events have also been canceled until Oct. 4.
School officials did not release any further information.
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