12-year-old dies after collapsing during PE class at Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes

Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:31PM
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - A 12-year-old student at Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes died while running in P.E. class.

In a statement, the school's assistant principal said the student received immediate medical attention after collapsing Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy was identified as Festus O. Alagba Jr. from Torrance. According to a Facebook post, Alagba had no known health issues.

No details have been released on what may have caused him to collapse. An autopsy is pending.
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