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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Highlands Middle School Student Dies Suddenly While Attending Cheer Competition

An eighth grade female Highlands Middle School student has died in Columbus, Ohio while attending a cheerleading competition for her club squad.

The 13-year old was on the Highlands Varsity Co-ed cheerleading team that just placed 13th in the National competition in Orlando. She cheered for Premier Athletics, based out of Park Hills in northern Kentucky.

Early reports indicate that the child was taken to the emergency room by her family and her health deteriorated rapidly while there.

More information is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Fort Thomas Matters will update this article.