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Family mourns the sudden death of a fifth grader in a Rockville classroom

School officials told WTOP’s news partner NBC Washington that the Maryland boy — a fifth-grader at Rockville Farmland Elementary School — died Monday after collapsing in a classroom.

A Montgomery County family is mourning the death of an 11-year-old boy after a sudden medical emergency at Farmland Elementary School Monday.

school officials Tell WTOP NBC Washington’s news partner The Maryland boy, a fifth grader at a Rockville school, died Monday after falling ill and collapsing in a classroom.



The boy’s mother said he had been complaining of chest and throat pains for nearly a month, but she was unable to take him for treatment due to medical costs. His family lives in a county shelter.

In a letter to parents sent out on Tuesday, Farmland Principal April Longest said the school community is working to strike a balance between providing respect and support to the boy’s family.

“Although we did not share this loss with any of our students, our school psychologist and counselors along with staff at district level were on site and available to support our students who were present when the medical emergency occurred,” Longst wrote.

“We will continue to have qualified personnel on site to support students and staff as we deal with this loss in the coming days.”

The medical examiner’s office in Baltimore is still working to determine the cause of the boy’s death.

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