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Raleigh teacher pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in class

By Staff reports

An Independence High teacher was found unresponsive in her classroom Monday morning and later was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to a statement from the Raleigh County public schools superintendent.

Superintendent David Price didn’t provide the name of the teacher in his emailed statement Monday. His full statement follows:

“It’s a sad day for Raleigh County Schools and the Independence High School Family. One of our teachers was found unresponsive in her classroom, due to a medical condition, at approximately 8:10 am. Trained medical professionals at school and first responders acted immediately and transported her to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

“This teacher will be greatly missed by all. Counselors from local schools and agencies will be available immediately for grief counseling.”

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