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High school football player dies after being injured at practice – ABC News

A Long Island teenager died after practicing with his high school football team this morning, police and school officials confirmed.

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, was injured during an 8:30 a.m. practice at Sachem East High School in Farmingville, New York, according to Suffolk County Police Department Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers.

After suffering the unspecified injury, the teen was rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Graham said in a statement this afternoon that the district is “devastated by this horrific accident.”

Graham said the teen was in the 11th grade and that the injury happened during an off-season practice.

“Words cannot express the grief we feel as a school community,” he added. “We extend our deepest condolences to the student’s family and friends during this terribly difficult time.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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