Mass. Teen Drowns In High School Pool

Police say a 15-year-old boy has apparently drowned at Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough.

Tyngsborough Deputy Police Chief Richard Howe said emergency responders answered a call for help at the school at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

"Medical personnel arrived... they worked on him at the scene," Howe said. "He was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased."

A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said the drowning appeared to be accidental.

The victim, whose name was not released, was a freshman at the school.

"We're deeply saddened for the family of the student and we'll be working closely together to get all of the information through the investigation," Superintendent Mary Jo Santoro said.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on April 09, 2013.

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