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East Texas teen dies during gym class

NEW BOSTON, TX (KSLA) – A 15-year-old collapsed and died during gym class at New Boston High School Thursday, despite attempts by the class instructor to use an automated external defibrillator to save the teen's life.

New Boston ISD Superintendent Gary VanDeaver says it happened just before 11 am, as the class was doing exercises.

It's not yet clear as to exactly what kind of activity the teen was participating in at the time of his collapse. 

The freshman student was rushed to a Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, where he was pronounced dead.  His name has not been released.

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