VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A student-athlete at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach died after collapsing during conditioning Wednesday afternoon, school officials said.
A spokesperson for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) shared a statement that Bayside High Principal Troy Walton sent to parents. The statement didn't specify which sport the student was partaking in.
"The Bayside High School staff is deeply affected by this tragic loss and we know that our students and community will be equally affected," Walton said.
Walton added that the high school's administration, counselors and VBCPS support staff are ready to address staff and student needs.
"We know too that family is often the best source of comfort to our students during such tragic events," Walton said. "I know you will keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. We are Bayside strong."