High School Student-Athlete Collapses, Dies During Flag Football Game

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A high school student-athlete died Thursday after suffering a medical emergency and collapsing during a varsity flag football game at her school. 

According to the USA TODAY, the Clark County coroner identified the girl as Ashari Hughes, 16. The cause of death is still under investigation. 

Desert Oasis High School principal Ian Salzman said in an email that staff immediately administered CPR after Hughes collapsed until paramedics arrived. 

Las Vegas schools superintendent Jesus Jara said the district is grieving. 

“The loss of this young life deeply saddens us,” Jara said. “When a tragedy occurs, it affects not only that school but the entire Clark County School District family.”

Clark County School District released the following statement: 

"The Clark County School District grieves the sudden passing of one of our student-athletes. 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," Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara said in a statement.

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