Winfield High School Student Collapses During Cheer Practice, Dies At Hospital

By: Greg Palmer
By: Greg Palmer

WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE)-- A Kansas high school student is dead after collapsing during cheer practice Thursday.

It happened around 5 p.m. at Winfield High School. According to the district superintendent, the sophomore fell ill during practice and staff called 911. She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.

A family member told KAKE News that the student was 15-year-old Taylor Murphy the cause of her death is unknown.

Students in both Winfield and Arkansas City are wearing pink Friday to show support for Murphy.

The superintendent said that grief counselors are at the high school today.


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