Selma, Al - Selma High mourns death of student on Tuesday.
Selma City School officials released a statement Tuesday evening saying they are "devastated" by the death of a 16-year-old sophomore at Selma High.
Reports say three other students went to Vaughan Regional Medical Center's emergency department to be looked at. The school district has warned parents to look for symptoms of dizziness in students.
An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing, according to the statement.
Police cars and ambulances were seen at Selma High's campus on Broad Street around noon Tuesday and administrators posted to parents on social media saying first responders were working to help scholars needing medical assistance.
Members of the Selma Board of Education, the Selma City School District leadership, and the Selma High School administration mourn the loss of a 16-year-old sophomore. “As a community, we are deeply saddened by the death of this young scholar,” says Selma City Schools Superintendent Zickeyous Byrd. “We ask for prayers for the young man’s family, the faculty, staff, and students of Selma High School as we all continue to grieve. This is such a shock for our Saints Nation family.”
Classes will resume Wednesday. Grief counselors from the school and the Alabama State Department of Education will be on hand for students and staff.
Selma’s City government and the Selma City School District are working together to offer the community additional resources. Meanwhile, we are working with our local police department and medical professionals to determine the cause of our scholar’s death. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation will be onsite to assist with answering any questions or receive any information that you would like to be shared.
For more information, contact Cynthia Milledge at (334) 399-7340.