Sacramento student dies after warmups

September 30, 2008 10:12:44 PM PDT
Counselors are helping students at a Sacramento high school after a freshman collapsed and died Monday afternoon. Twin Rivers Unified School District spokeswoman Trinette Marquis says the boy was warming up for a physical education class at Grant Union High School-West Campus when he collapsed. Teachers did not notice any problems with 15-year-old Jaazaniah McGee after he completed a quarter-mile jog with classmates and returned to the school gym. After he collapsed, he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officials say the teenager had no history of medical problems. It was the second death this month of a Sacramento-area high school student during a physical activity. On Sept. 2, 14-year-old Center High School student Brandon Mitchell Baker collapsed and died after a junior varsity soccer practice.

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