Girl collapses, dies at Grand Rapids school

A Grand Rapids schools' spokesman says a fifth-grade girl collapsed while playing a math game during an after-school program and has died.

Grand Rapids Public Schools spokesman John Helmholdt told The Grand Rapids Press girl collapsed Wednesday inside a classroom at Covell Elementary School.

Her name has not been released.

Helmholdt said staff members called 911 and attempted to resuscitate her. Paramedics arrived quickly but could not revive her.

Police say they believe the girl died of natural causes but are investigating. An autopsy is expected to be performed.


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