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Student appears to have died from natural causes at Martin Luther King Jr. High School

From WDIV – A 17-year-old Detroit Public Schools student who was a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. High School passed out in front of the school Tuesday morning.

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Toron Murphy was transported by EMS to Receiving Hospital where he later passed away from what appears to be natural causes.

Students say Murphy passed out in front of them.

We was walking in the building, and he had like, he was on the ground crying trying to get up.

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Everybody was stopping trying to see what was wrong with him but his mama had already pulled off,” said Junior Freonna Smith.

A team of counselors was dispatched to the school to help the students and faculty of King deal with the Murphy’s death.

A statement from the school district reads: Our thoughts go out to the student’s family, as well as the King High School community.

School officials say the death is from natural causes but, no one is elaborating on exactly what that may be.


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