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Superintendent: Student who collapsed at Newfield HS has died

Robert Bush first collapsed during intramural football practice.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2023, 12:33 AM

Updated 349 days ago


A student who collapsed Monday at Newfield High School died Friday, according to Middle Country Central School District Superintendent Dr. Roberta Gerold.
An honor walk took place Friday evening at Stony Brook University Hospital in recognition of the family's decision to donate Robert Bush's organs.
(A community in mourning outside Stony Brook Hospital: Friday, July 7)
Dr. Gerold's statement went on to say, "We are heartbroken for Robert's family and friends, and all who were fortunate to have been touched by his boundless enthusiasm and love of life."
Bush collapsed during intramural football practice. His family says he suffered sudden cardiac arrest.
Counselors will be available Monday at Newfield High School for any student, district staff member or member of the school district community.
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