Federal Way Public Schools says it has suspended all outdoor athletic activities at middle and high schools pending a review of protocols.
A student athlete died after a summer conditioning workout at Federal Way High School on Tuesday, school officials said.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the student as 16-year-old Allen Harris and said the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick.
The school district has suspended all outdoor athletic activities at its middle and high schools for a few days to “closely verify and examine the protocols we have in place,” Tammy Campbell, Federal Way Public Schools superintendent, said in a statement.
“We are all heartsick to hear of this news, including of course, the coaching staff who all spend time every day with these players and know them all well,” Campbell said.
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The statement didn’t provide more information about the incident.
Seattle Times reporter Agueda Pacheco-Flores contributed to this report.