TUCSON, AZ - A freshman at a Tucson high school has died after suffering medical complications during a fire drill.
Tucson Unified School District officials identified the girl as Mercedes Figueroa.
They say Figueroa was participating in Santa Rita High School's regular monthly fire drill just before 8:30 a.m. Friday.
She reportedly began having complications on the football field toward the end of the 10-minute drill.
The Arizona Daily Star says school staff rendered assistance and called 911.
School officials say Figueroa was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she later died.
They say she appeared to have a pre-existing medical condition that may have contributed to her death.
School officials say the death didn't appear to be heat-related.
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