ELIZABETH, NJ – A 14-year-old eighth-grader at the Patrick School collapsed and died Wednesday night after playing basketball in the gym at School 27.
The boy, whose name has not been released, did not appear to be sick earlier in the day. At approximately 8 p.m., he complained of dizziness and collapsed soon after. He was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he died an hour later.
The cause of death has not been determined, and an autopsy was performed on Thursday.
The private school was closed Thursday and had a half-day session on Friday. Grief counselors have been called in.