Girl unresponsive at school, pronounced dead at hospital

November 14, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who police say had a history of health issues has died after being found unresponsive at a special needs school on Chicago’s South Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that police were called to the elementary school about 8:30 a.m. Thursday to find someone performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the girl.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the girl went into cardiac arrest on a school bus and that the bus driver took her to the school’s nursing office where CPR was performed.

She was taken by ambulance to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Chicago Public Schools did not immediately comment Thursday on the girl’s death which is being investigated by police.