Child's Death Investigated

Health and education officials in Choctaw County, Ala., are investigating the death of an elementary school student Monday, but they say they don't believe it was swine flu-related.

Officials aren't releasing many details of the student's death. They only say it was a student at Choctaw County Elementary School.

They also say that the student did not have symptoms of either the flu, or any other contagious disease, and there is no need to shut the school down.

"We could rest everyone assured that there was not any reason for them to panic," said superintendent Sue Moore. "There wasn't any reason why Choctaw Elementary School was not a safe school. It has always been a safe school."

Choctaw County coroner, Rocky Bumpers, says an autopsy will be done on the child in the next couple of days to try to determine the cause of death.


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