17-Year-Old Student Dies At Long Island High School

July 17, 2018 - 12:14 pm

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A 17-year-old student died after suffering a medical incident while at a school event on Long Island.

The teen, whose name was not released, was about to begin her senior year at Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma. 

Authorities say she was at a school event, possibly band practice, at Sachem High School East when she had a medical incident around 9 p.m. Monday. The teenager was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

Grief counselors are at both high schools.

In a statement released Tuesday morning, the superintendent said, "It is with deep sorrow that the district has learned that an incoming senior at Sachem North High School tragically passed away last night. We are currently not aware of the cause of death." 

Sachem High School East is where a football player was killed by a falling log during practice nearly one year ago.