Boy, 13, Dies After PE Class

COMPTON (CBS) — A 13-year-old boy collapsed Tuesday after taking a physical education class at a middle school in Compton, according to officials.

Luis Fraire, a seventh-grade student at Whaley Middle School, collapsed while walking toward the boy’s locker room.

He later died at a hospital.

The case was turned over to homicide investigators because of the boy’s age, Sgt. Joe Ramirez said, but foul play is not suspected.

The boy had heart problems and had complained of chest pains, Ramirez said. He denied a media report that the teen collapsed while running laps.

The coroner’s office will determine the exact cause of death, he said.

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