St. Paul high school coping with deaths of 2 more students


Central High School in St. Paul is mourning the loss of two students who died in unrelated incidents on the same night.

Principal Mary Mackbee notified parents in a letter that a student who had been hospitalized died on Wednesday evening. That's also when another student had a medical emergency at a fitness center and died, Mackbee said.

The community at Central went through a similar loss just a couple of weeks ago, when student Fischer Anderson had a medical emergency at school and died.

Mackbee writes in her letter: "My staff and I are meeting with the students’ friends to help them in any way we can. Our crisis support team of social workers and counselors will be available to all staff and students who may want to talk in the days and weeks ahead."

The school has not identified the students who died Wednesday but tributes to them are circulating on social media.




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