Georgia high school student dies during flag football practice

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A high school student in Sandy Springs, Georgia, died on Wednesday during a flag football practice.

Sandy Springs police declined to provide details to Fox News Digital, but said they “are working with the family and the school.”

The student suffered a “medical emergency” during the practice, CBS 46 in Atlanta reported.

Students who witnessed the tragedy described it as “horrible,” according to the outlet.

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FILE- A student-athlete in Sandy Springs, Georgia, died during a flag football practice after school.

FILE- A student-athlete in Sandy Springs, Georgia, died during a flag football practice after school. (iStock)

The incident reportedly happened at The Weber School.

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Parents and students gathered outside the school shortly after the incident hugging each other in a somber moment.

The student’s age and identity has not yet been released.

The Weber School is mourning the tragic loss yesterday of a member of our Senior class. Last night and this morning, students, faculty, staff, and parents came together in solidarity and meaningful reflection and prayer,” Rabbi Ed Harwitz, Head of School, The Weber School, said in a statement. 

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“Starting today, Weber is partnering with Jewish communal agencies and mental health resources to provide teams of therapists, counselors, and rabbis to support our students, faculty, staff, and parents. All classes, athletic practices, events, and co-curricular programs have been canceled today. We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love and support that so many throughout greater Atlanta have shared upon hearing this tragic news. At this time, Weber’s singular concern is to care for our grieving community.”