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Randallstown High School student dies of medical emergency in Baltimore County

A Randallstown High School student died Tuesday after “experiencing a medical emergency” at a school sports practice.

The student, a junior whom Baltimore County Public Schools officials declined to identify, was at practice Tuesday afternoon when he experienced the medical emergency.

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Baltimore County Police officers responded at approximately 6 p.m. to the school. Medics transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Autopsy results are pending.

“We are absolutely devastated by this news,” Principal Michael Jones wrote in a letter to parents Wednesday. A “Traumatic Loss Team” arrived at the school Wednesday to provide support and counseling for students and staff, Jones wrote.

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“With the family’s permission we will share additional information as it becomes available,” Jones wrote.

Gboyinde Onijala, a Baltimore County Public Schools spokesperson, said no further details are available Thursday.

The student is the third Baltimore County Public School student in to die so far this school year. Jayden Mejia, a 15-year-old sophomore at Loch Raven High School, drowned in a Towson pool Aug. 27. Travis Slaughter, a 14-year-old freshman at Milford Mill Academy, was shot and killed Sept. 2, a half mile from his school; another juvenile was injured.

In Baltimore City, Jeremiah Brogden, a 17-year-old Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School student and football player, was shot and killed on school grounds during the first week of school.


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