Burlington County Special Services School District student drowns during aquatics class, police say

WESTAMPTON — A 17-year-old student in the Burlington County Special Services School District died this afternoon when he drowned in the school’s swimming pool, police said.

The student, whose name was not released, was participating in an aquatics class at the school when he drowned, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.

The drowning happened just before 1 p.m. and authorities believe it was accidental, though the investigation is continuing, the prosecutor’s office said.

The district serves over 1,000 special needs students ages 3 through 21, according to the school’s website.

The Westampton Township Police Department is investigating the …read more

Source: NJ.com Burlington

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