It was a day of many tears and much sorrow Thursday as Mount Laurel students and faculty mourned the sudden loss of a popular eighth grader who collapsed and died during gym class the day before.
Officials had still not issued a cause of death for the 14-year-old who unexpectedly dropped to the ground while playing catch with a football outside the Thomas E. Harrington Middle School. Burlington County spokesman Eric Arpert said an autopsy was performed, but results were not yet available. The school district has not identified the student.
The district dispatched counselors to the school Thursday, district spokeswoman Marie Reynolds said.