Police investigating death of Boston high school student

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April 12, 2012, 12:46 pm

(NECN: Ally Donnelly, Boston) – Police made a tragic discovery at a high school in Boston: a 16-year-old student suffering from cardiac arrest.

Jailson Semedo Mascarenhas was rushed to Boston Childrens Hospital, but it was too late and he was pronounced dead.

Codman Academy has said nothing about the student’s death, but Boston police say they were called to the school Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for a person suffering cardiac arrest and when they arrived, they found the 16-year-old boy suffering from a ‘life-threatening injury.’

Police are calling the death a non-homicide with no foul play or any weapons recovered from the scene.

His parents say he was moved to Boston three years ago from Cape Verde and was very unhappy at school.

They say the school called them Tuesday night to say Jailson would be suspended but they didn’t know why.

Jailson allegedly told his family the school put too much pressure on him and he wanted to go to a new school.

The parents say they are very frustrated with Codman Academy because they have told them very little about their son’s death.

Boston police say it is an active investigation and they are awaiting autopsy results.

Ally Donnelly has more.

Tags: death, Ally Donnelly, Boston Police, cardiac arrest, Boston Children's Hospital, Jailson Semedo Mascarenhas, Codman Academy, cape verde
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