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Whaley Middle School student collapses, dies

September 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 13-year-old Whaley Middle School student collapsed on campus and died Tuesday.The 7th-grader was pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.

The cause of death was not released.

The Compton Unified School District did not release the cause of death, saying the death was from "unknown causes."

Compton Unified School District Acting Superintendent Karen Frison said the district extends its deepest sympathies to the family, the school's staff, students and community.

A crisis team was at Whaley Middle School Tuesday afternoon to provide support to students and staff affected by the death.