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Hamilton Christian student dies after collapsing in classroom

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A Hamilton Christian student attending summer school at Barbe High died Wednesday afternoon after collapsing during class, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish School Board Public Information Officer Kirby Smith said the student collapsed in a classroom and was transported to the Lake Area Medical Center, where he later died.

The student has not been identified.

"Our sympathy and prayers are with his family and classmates," Smith said. "The entire CPSB family truly mourns the loss of this young man."

School Board member Clara Duhon called for a moment of silence for the student and his family during a special meeting Wednesday night.

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