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East Detroit student in hospital after pool incident

November 11, 2013


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.

About the author

Staff Writer Kevin Bunch covers the communities of Eastpointe and Roseville, as well as Roseville Community Schools and East Detroit Public Schools. He has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2013, and is a graduate of Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College. Kevin is also a 2015 Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting alumni.

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