Boy, 13, dies after collapsing at Compton school
A 13-year-old boy died Tuesday after collapsing at Whaley Middle School in Compton, authorities said.
The seventh-grader was walking from one class to another when he collapsed shortly before 9 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Authorities said the death did not appear to be related to the heat and did not involve athletic activity.
"He apparently had a heart condition," said Lt. Robert Peacock of the Compton sheriff's station.
The county coroner's office will determine an official cause of death.
-- Robert J. Lopez