Teen Drowns at Mass. High School Pool


TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy has apparently drowned at Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough.

Tyngsborough Deputy Police Chief Richard Howe said emergency responders answered a call for help at the school at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Howe said police and firefighters performed CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead after being rushed to Lowell General Hospital.

A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said the drowning appeared to be accidental and the victim was a freshman at the school.

Authorities didn’t release the teenager’s name.

School Superintendent Mary Jo Santoro said at a news conference that the school community is “deeply saddened for the family of the student.”

She said the school is still investigating and had no other details to immediately release.

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  • PacoR1

    He was fifteen if he doesn’t know how to swim then pretty sure he is old enough to know to stay out of the pool

  • Emar1970

    Agree with Linda these kids need to learn how to swim but a lifeguard needs to be there