Shannon High School football player dies after collapsing at practice

A high school football player in North Mississippi died at practice Tuesday morning.

According to a statement issued by the Lee Country School District, the 16-year-old Shannon High School student collapsed on the field before being taken to a local hospital.

“The Lee County School District is saddened to announce the death of one of our Shannon High School students.

During a routine football practice this morning at Shannon High School, the 16-year-old player collapsed on the field. Emergency personnel were immediately called to the scene, and the student was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center.

The Lee County School District and the Shannon Red Raider Family extend our deepest sympathy to this young man’s family.Next of kin are being notified before any additional information is released.”

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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