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UPDATED: Student Drowns in Manchester High Pool

A 14-year old freshman male drowned in the Manchester High School pool Wednesday morning.

Updated, 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, November 21

The 14-year old unidentified male student who was pulled from the Manchester High School pool Wednesday morning has died, according to a statement released by Manchester Public Schools. 

The student's name has not been released. 

The statement is printed below in its entirety: 

"It is with great sorrow that we are announcing that this morning, a 14 year old male student at Manchester High School was found in the swimming pool unresponsive and later pronounced dead at Manchester Memorial Hospital. The school community is being informed through the Superintendent’s office about counseling services and support available to them.  An investigation into the tragedy is underway and no further information including the student’s identity is being released at this time."

Original Story

A 14-year old male student was pulled from the swimming pool at Manchester High School Wednesday morning and rushed to Manchester Memorial Hospital, according to police, where his conditioned remained unknown. 

According to Manchester Police Cpt. Christopher Davis the unidentified student, a freshman, was taking part in a swimming class at the high school at approximately 10:20 a.m. when another student noticed the victim under water and unresponsive. 

The student was pulled from the pool and resuscitation efforts were performed. The student was then transported by ambulance to Manchester Memorial Hospital, where his condition remained unknown as of approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday. 


yaa November 22, 2012 at 05:03 AM
What was the teacher doing? wasn't he or she supervising the students? This is too sad , if some is learning how to swim, I THINK THE TEACHERS HAVE TO TEACH THE PERSON. AND ALSO ASSESS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CHILD BEFORE THEY ALLOW THEM TO DO THINGS ON THEIR OWN.. THE STORY SEEMS LIKE A STUDENT WAS WATCHING OVER A STUDENTS !! more investigation needs to be done.
M Smith November 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Gym class was over at the time it happened. This is very tragic, but he wasn't supposed to be there from what I understand. Class was over. It was an accident.

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