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O.L. Slaton Student Found Unresponsive, Pronounced Dead at Scene [UPDATED]

O.L. Slaton Middle School in Lubbock, Texas
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[UPDATE 3:43 p.m. 4/18] Nancy Sharp with Lubbock ISD has released the following information:

Shortly after noon today, a student was found unresponsive behind the auditorium curtains at O L Slaton Middle School. EMS responded and the student could not be revived. No foul play was involved and a full police investigation is underway.

Parents were notified about 3 p.m. and were asked to continue normal home and school routines for their children, as that is helpful for your child as they cope with this difficult situation. Students were notified at the end of the day and counselors have been available today and will be at the school the remainder of the week.

We ask for your prayers for the family of this student and the O L Slaton Middle School community as students and staff grieve this loss.

Here is the phone call that went out to parents from O.L. Slaton Principal Damon McCall:

Parents- This is Damon McCall, O L Slaton principal. Shortly after noon today, a student was found unresponsive behind the auditorium curtains at O L Slaton Middle School. EMS responded and the student could not be revived. No foul play is suspected and a full police investigation is underway. Students will be notified at the end of the day and counselors have been available today and will be at the school the remainder of the week. We ask you continue normal home and school routines as that is helpful for your child as they cope with this difficult situation. Additional information will be provided as it is available. We ask for your prayers for the family of this student and the O L Slaton Middle School community.

[ORIGINAL STORY] A student at Lubbock’s O.L. Slaton Middle School died Tuesday afternoon.

According to Everything Lubbock, Lubbock Police and EMS were contacted after an 8th grade girl was found unresponsive. First responders unsuccessfully attempted life-saving procedures on the girl, and she was pronounced dead.

Few other details about the incident are currently available. KCBD reports that the girl was discovered alone in the school’s auditorium by a faculty member.

We’ll update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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