EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- A student died Wednesday after being found at the bottom of the pool during a physical education class at the East Hartford High School pool, sources told NBC Connecticut.
Emergency crews responded to the school for a report of possible drowning on Wednesday afternoon and the victim, a male student, was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
The source said students saw the student at the bottom of the pool, the teacher jumped in and performed CPR.
Principal Matthew Ryan sent a letter home to parents saying a student had an accident at the school.
"The student was given assistance at the school and transported to the hospital. EHHS personnel responded and followed trained safety procedures," Ryan wrote. "The East Hartford Police Department and Emergency personnel were contacted and responded."
The student's name and age have not been released, nor has the cause of death.
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