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FRANKLIN (Somerset) – A 14-year-old Franklin high school student died after not reacting during a sports education Class.

The male student was a 9th grader at the school, school officials confirmed. At about 11:15 am on Tuesday, school officials learned that the student had died.

At 9:10 pm on Tuesday, the student was in a physical education lesson on the field of the school, 500 Elizabeth Ave. in the Somerset Division when he did not respond, school officials said.

High school physical education teacher immediately started CPR and called 911. Franklin Township Police arrived and transported the student by ambulance to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he later died.

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"We offer advice to our employees and students, and our thoughts and prayers go to the student's family at the time," school officials said in a statement.

Stay with My Central Jersey for more details as they become available.

Staff Writer Suzanne Russell: 732-565-7335; srussell@mycentraljersey.com

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