Shock, sorrow after teen cheerleader's death in LA
Sunday, October 2, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When students return for school this morning at Washington Prep, they'll be greeted by crisis counselors and missing one of their beloved classmates, a cheerleader who died after collapsing during a football game.
Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Tom Waldman said 16-year-old sophomore Angela Gettis suffered an apparent cardiac arrest as she rallied the crowd Friday night in the fourth quarter of a tie game at Fremont High School.
Gettis later died at a hospital.
School officials planned to discuss Gettis at a Monday news conference.
She is one of two LAUSD students who died over the weekend after dramatic campus incidents.
District officials say 17-year-old Cindi Santana died at a hospital Friday, hours after she was stabbed during lunch at South East High School in South Gate.