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November 11, 2013

East Detroit student in hospital after pool incident

By Kevin Bunch
C & G Staff Writer

UPDATE: http://www.candgnews.com/news/east-detroit-student-dies-following-pool-a...

A 15-year-old student at East Detroit High School was hospitalized after an incident in the school’s pool area Nov. 8.

According to a press release by the Eastpointe Police Department, emergency services were called to the high school around 1:07 p.m. for an accident in the school pool. They were able to administer first aid to the student, and he was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

Police detectives are continuing to find out what happened and interviewing witnesses, Public Safety Director John McNeilance said.

“The investigation is still ongoing,” McNeilance said. “We’re still talking to people and getting that put together.”

McNeilance said the department is awaiting an update on the victim’s condition.

Superintendent Joanne Lelekatch could not be reached for comment.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Kevin Bunch at kbunch@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1030.