North Augusta pupil dies

Monday, March 30, 2009 1:43 PM
Last updated 1:54 PM
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A North Augusta Middle School pupil died after collapsing during P.E.

Witnesses said James C. Fox, 14, completed a 200-yard slow run when he collapsed near his teacher. The teacher began CPR until EMS arrived and took James to the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:56 a.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry, S.C., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

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FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/30/09 - 01:53 pm
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Oh, the poor child! And the

Oh, the poor child! And the students and faculty that witnessed this must be in shock! My condolences to friends and family and I hope they find out the reason for this untimely death quickly.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 03/30/09 - 01:53 pm
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So sad! Prayers for the

So sad! Prayers for the family.......

dolphins
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dolphins 03/30/09 - 01:54 pm
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Blessings to the family.

Blessings to the family.

RU4Real
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RU4Real 03/30/09 - 02:02 pm
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I hope that the school has

I hope that the school has brought in counselers, for both the students and staff. My prayers of peace and understanding to the family and loved ones. May God's grace comfort them in this time of great pain. Also prayers for the PE teacher and praise for their efforts to revive young Mr. Fox.

me too
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me too 03/30/09 - 02:21 pm
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My prayers go out to the

My prayers go out to the child's family, friends, teachers, etc.. what a horrible thing to happen! I know this child's parents heartbreak must be inconsolable, there is no greater loss than the loss of a child.

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SusieQ 03/30/09 - 02:21 pm
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My prayers are with this

My prayers are with this family in the death of their loved one and with the other students and teachers that was there when this happened. Susie Q

snickers123
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snickers123 03/30/09 - 02:32 pm
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Lord bless this family.I will

Lord bless this family.I will keep them in my prayers.

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sugarbutton 03/30/09 - 02:56 pm
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Such a sad sad day when

Such a sad sad day when someone loses a child. You can only feel love and compassion and offer prayers of hope for the loved ones and friends left behind. God Bless You all.

toldya
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toldya 03/30/09 - 02:57 pm
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My sincerest paryers and

My sincerest paryers and thoughts go to the family and classmates. How very sad.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 03/30/09 - 03:04 pm
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I can tell you right now, it

I can tell you right now, it is heart arrhythmia that caused his death. Pretty tragic, indeed. RIP. :(

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gnumbgnuts 03/30/09 - 03:08 pm
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No parent should ever have to

No parent should ever have to bury their child. Larry, Ursula, and Samantha, my family is praying for you all.

youdontknowme
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youdontknowme 03/30/09 - 03:31 pm
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Oh my!! Words cannot express

Oh my!! Words cannot express my sorrow for this family!! May God comfort you is this very tragic time of need! If it is true, that this child had a heart problem, I would just like to say people, please don't assume that only 'old' people have heart troubles.....it's not true! My daughter is 29 and has had heart surgery and has other health issues. Matter of fact she just got out of the hospital yesterday, again. God Bless!!

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aj 03/30/09 - 04:23 pm
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There is no words how

There is no words how horrible this is. That's a fear to all parents. You just never know. A girl from Lakeside HS in Evans lost a young girl almost in the same way. They found that she had an enlarged heart. She had a lot of friends, I knew a lot of the kids when I took my daughter to her Wake. It makes a big difference to have all that support, to know that my child had that many people that cared. My heart and prayers go out to his familiy and friends. Maybe science should say we should look at the heart closer, starting as a baby.

Grateful Augustan
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Grateful Augustan 03/30/09 - 04:38 pm
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Maybe the 100 yard dash was

Maybe the 100 yard dash was more up his alley.

N.Augusta
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N.Augusta 03/30/09 - 04:49 pm
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I can not imagine the grief!

I can not imagine the grief! My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Partlycloudy420
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Partlycloudy420 03/30/09 - 05:46 pm
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Wow, that's horrible.

Wow, that's horrible.

SIGHER
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SIGHER 03/30/09 - 05:58 pm
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My thoughts and prayers are

My thoughts and prayers are with this family!

SIGHER
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SIGHER 03/30/09 - 05:59 pm
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UnGrateful, you are an

UnGrateful, you are an inconsiderate, uncompassionate idiot!

KSL
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KSL 03/30/09 - 07:03 pm
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What on earth did Grateful

What on earth did Grateful Augustan say------------the gist?

my.voice
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my.voice 03/30/09 - 11:06 pm
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january 2009 aiken county

january 2009 aiken county schools pull nurses from middle school staffs. shame on you aiken county, shame on you!

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Asitisinaug 03/31/09 - 01:10 am
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This is truly sad and I

This is truly sad and I certianly feel for the family. However, my.voice, nurses are a luxury that are certainly not needed in order to conduct school business or educate our youth and with the current economy and citizens already being taxed to death, Aiken county certainly made the right decision my removing school nurses and other systems are doing the same. The schools should have never added these positions to begin with. The teacher on the scene immediately began CPR so their staff is appropriately trained and I bet the ambulance got their quicker than you would be able to find the school nurse and get them where they may be needed. Have you campus police or public safety officers (truly needed on school campuses) be trained as EMT's or Paramedics and issues a small raise for such certifications as these are far superior to dealing with emergencies than are nurses. Make sure all schools have AED's, oxyogen and fully stocked trauma boxes as incidnets such as this and others often happen on campus and with a trained EMT/Police officer on campus you are ensuring school safety, helping reduce disciplinary and crime problems and you are fully prepared to handle emergencies.

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