Teen drowns at Mass. high schoolAssociated Press , Associated Press
Apr. 9, 2013 6:25 PM ET
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."
She said the school is still investigating and had no other details to release.
A spokesman for Santoro said grief counseling will be available for students starting Tuesday evening at the school.