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Durham Student Dies

Posted April 30, 1996

— May 1, 1996, 3:28 p.m.EDT

A student at Southern High School collapsed in class this morning, and died a short time later.

The student's identity has not been released, but school officials describe her as a special needs student who was due to graduate next month.

An ambulance was summoned when she reportedly stopped breathing. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The student was in a "self-contained" class, with a teacher and teacher's assistant, according to school officials.

The teen had been confined to a wheelchair following a 1990 car accident


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