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New York City Seal Press Release

New York City Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene

Office of Communications
CONTACT: Sandra Mullin
November 10, 2002 - 06:27:28 PM
(212) 788-5290
(877) 640-1347

Statement from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
on the Death of a Bronx High School of Science Student

On Saturday, November 9, a 16 year old Bronx High School of Science Student passed away while on a bus field trip to visit various colleges. Examinations available so far suggest the student's death was related to an ongoing medical condition which is not contagious in origin. Tests will be performed that will allow us to be more definitive. Investigations are ongoing and not yet complete. We are making arrangements to keep in touch with parents so that they can receive information as it becomes available. The school has counselors available now and will continue to provide counselling services to students and their families.

Note to Broadcast Media: This statement was released to NY One earlier this afternoon by Deputy Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD. Our gratitude to NY One which has agreed to make this footage available to other stations upon request.