NEWS ALERT: 16-year-old student dies during ‘athletic event’ at high school

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by DAILYCALLER.COM:

A 16-year-old Las Vegas high school student-athlete has died after suffering a “medical emergency” during an “athletic event” Thursday night, the school’s principal stated.

The student, Ashari Hughes, was reportedly competing in a game on Desert Oasis High School’s varsity flag football team when she collapsed. The school’s principal, Ian Salzman, announced Hughes’ death in an email to the school community.

“Staff immediately began providing medical aid and continued until paramedics arrived. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that the student passed away,” Salzman wrote.

Fox5 reported that, according to a family member, Hughes went to the sidelines to take a break as she was having chest problems, then collapsed.

The family member said that a doctor had cleared the teen to play sports despite her heart problems. She was in tenth grade at the high school.

A cause of death has not yet been released, according to the report.

Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Jesus Jara released the following statement:

“The loss of this young life deeply saddens us, and our thoughts are with the student’s friends, family, and loved ones. When a tragedy occurs, it affects not only that school but the entire Clark County School District Family, and we grieve with the students, staff, and families affected by this loss.”

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