RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) — An 8-year-old from Richlands Elementary School died after collapsing on the playground Tuesday.
Officers and EMS responded to a call from Richlands Elementary School at 11 a.m.
Richlands Police Chief Ron Lindig reported that the girl, identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Brianna Fullwood, was not breathing upon their arrival.
EMS administrated CPR, but she later died after being taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Grief counselors visited the school Wednesday, and the Richlands Police Department sent their condolences to the family and friends of the student.
In a statement, Onslow County Schools said they are “deeply saddened by the loss of our student” and have made the district crisis team available to students and staff.
9 On Your Side is continuing to follow this story and will provide updates as they become available.