What to Know
- An incoming senior at a Long Island high school passed away "tragically" Monday night, the school district said in a statement
- Police confirmed officers were called to Sachem East High School Monday night around 9:15 p.m. for a call of a "sick or injured person"
- Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was stricken at a "school function;" about 90 other students were in attendance at the time
An incoming senior at a Long Island high school somehow became stricken at a "school function" and died in front of about 90 of her fellow students Monday night, authorities say.
The student, a 17-year-old girl, at Sachem North High School "tragically passed away last night," a statement on the district's website from Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham read. "We are currently not aware of the cause of death."
Police confirmed officers were called to Sachem East High School Monday night around 9:15 p.m. for a call of a "sick or injured person." They say it appears she had "a medical incident." No criminality is suspected.
Graham offered condolences to the individual's family and friends, and said support services would be available at both Sachem North and Sachem East Tuesday.