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Compton boy dies after being hit by ball

September 16, 2008 5:13:23 AM PDT
An 11-year-old boy from Compton died after being hit by a ball at an afterschool program.He was playing baseball when a ball accidentally hit him in the chest.

The boy collapsed, and school staffers tried to revive him, but were not able to.

He was a student at Whaley Middle School in Compton, and crisis counselors are now trying to help other students get through this.

The school district is working with the boy's family to set up a memorial fund.


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