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Dutchtown student collapses at school, dies

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Posted: Jul 19, 2012 4:08 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 19, 2012 5:48 PM
Source: Ascension Parish Schools

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Topics: dutchtown, freshman, collapse, die, football, practice

DUTCHTOWN - A Dutchtown High student collapsed this afternoon at the school gym and later died, according to officials.

A school coach identified the student as James "Burke" Cobb, who was going to be a freshman this fall.

A school spokesperson said the student had finished football practice and was playing basketball with other students in the school gym around 1 p.m. when he collapsed.

The student was airlifted to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The spokesperson said the collapse appears unrelated to the football practice at this point.

News 2 crews are headed to the school and will have more details as they become available.

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