WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – Tragedy at a South Florida school campus Thursday when a student passes out and later dies at the hospital.
A statement released by the Executive Director of the Florida Charter School Alliance, the parent company of Somerset Village Academy in Wilton Manors, read, “A male student passed out suddenly today. Rescue was immediately called and he was transported to a hospital. His parents were contacted immediately but he passed away at the hospital. Somerset Village in Wilton Manors, Elementary and Middle Schools, is absolutely heartbroken.”
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, it was around 10:30 a.m. when the 14-year-old male student collapsed while in P.E. class.
“It was on the track. He was running,” said Carilee Henritez. “It was my best friend’s brother.”
Word traveled quickly that something had happened to a student on the athletic field.
“He said someone called him and say some little kid died at the school,” said Katrina Madison.
Broward Fire Rescue was immediately called and the student was transported to a nearby local hospital. Attempts to save the teenager were unsuccessful.
“It is devastating, my kids go here. It is devastating to me,” said Madison.
Not a lot of information was forthcoming except that the young man’s parents were notified.
BSO homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation. The Broward Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.