By Kyle James  |  08-22-2017   News
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Another bizarre death in High School football occurred Tuesday morning when a 14-year-old freshman collapsed during football practice. The boy died shortly after collapsing at his New York City high school. The high school called emergency responders around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and told them that a young boy had apparently gone into cardiac arrest at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.

The boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A heat advisory had been issued which affected the high school but it did not go into effect until noon. The Roman Catholic high school is an all boys school in the Bronx with more than 800 students. The school has yet to confirm an official cause of death. This latest death is just one of several in the past seven weeks. The 14-year-old's name has not been released and authorities are continuing to investigate exactly what led to the boys death.

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Seven other boys in United States died during football practice in various circumstances ranging from physical exercise to trauma sustained while actually playing the dangerous sport. Most recently, a high school boy died when a log he and other football players were lifting as part of their training regiment fell on top of him. In response, the American Academy of Pediatrics has published new recommendations of how to keep kids safe on the field. Some high schools are considering removing tackling all together from the sport in an effort to reduce traumatic injuries and even death among student athletes.

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Source: http://www.wyff4.com/article/freshman-dies-after-collapsing-at-high-school-football-practice/12049390

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