A student in Madison East has died at COVID, district officials say


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MADISON, Wis. – A Madison Metropolitan School District spokesman said a student at Madison East High School died of COVID-19.

“We are all very sad about his family and the MMSD community,” the spokesman said. “Our community has lost a wonderful young man, and when a school family experiences a tragedy, especially the loss of a young life, it has a profound effect on all of us.”

The district says it will focus on providing the support it needs for students, families and staff in the coming days.

The district spokesman confirmed that this is the first MMSD student to die for reasons related to COVID.