Posted: Aug 10, 2012 4:20 PM
TUCSON - A Santa Rita High School student has died after collapsing at school.
Freshman Mercedes Figueroa passed away at St. Joseph's hospital Thursday.
The district says she participated in a fire drill that morning, then collapsed afterwards.
The school sent a letter for students to take home, notifying parents of the situation.
In it, Principal Chris Bonn expressed his deepest sympathy for Mercedes' family and friends.
He says her death was connected to a pre-existing medical condition.
The school has counselors available to help students who need emotional support.
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