Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM
O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) -- A student at a southwest Illinois junior high school has died after suffering a medical emergency during a basketball practice.
The eighth grader at Fulton Jr. High School went to the bathroom during training Wednesday for his basketball club and didn't come back.
District 90 Superintendent Douglas Wood tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1p0xlUb ) that the student was found there later in distress and was taken to a hospital. There were no details on what illness or medical condition the boy was suffering.
St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says an autopsy would be performed Thursday.
The area has been under a heat advisory, but Wood said he did not think heat was an issue in the gym, which is air conditioned.
The student's name was not immediately released.