15-year-old girl dies after medical emergency at Dunwoody High School

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A 15-year-old high school girl has died after a medical emergency at Dunwoody High School Monday afternoon.

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“The incident occurred as many students were testing,” the principal said in a letter to students. “After the medical emergency, the school was put on lockdown to limit movement within the building.”

Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell was at the school Monday afternoon, where she learned the incident may have happened in a classroom.

Student Thomas Tran said he had no idea what was going on when the lunchroom went on lockdown.

“They didn’t even tell us when we were getting dismissed, just to stay in the seats,” Tran said.


The school will have a crisis team in place tomorrow morning.

“Everyone reacts to death differently. Our priority is respecting each other’s feelings and emotions,” the school’s principal, Tom Bass, wrote. “As a family, we encourage you to talk with your child about this incident to help them share their thoughts and reactions.”

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