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Student Dies Unexpectedly After Collapsing at School

By: Michelle Peltier
By: Michelle Peltier

The mysterious death of a Huntsville fifth grader has even medical experts searching for answers.

Jacob Sanders, 11, collapsed at Huntsville Intermediate School Thursday, May 24. He died three days later.

His father, Vernon Sanders, remembers his son as bright and cheerful.

According to his parents, even the staff at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston are stumped.

An autopsy has been ordered.

A spokesperson for Hunstville ISD says their teachers responded quickly an appropriately to Jacob's needs. They are not investigating.

A visitation for Jacob will be held Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe. His funeral will be held at the Cashner Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m.


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