Rochester City School District
News Release
November 19, 2019
Editor Contact:
Carlos Garcia
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Statement from Superintendent Terry Dade
It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you of the passing of a member of our school family. A student at Edison Tech High School has passed away. He was attending a physical education class today where he collapsed for unknown reasons. He was then taken to the hospital where he tragically passed away.

The District’s crisis team has responded to the school, and will be helping to support students and staff as they process their grief. This support will continue as long as necessary. 

I ask that you keep this student’s family in your thoughts and prayers. There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child, and I know that our entire community joins me in expressing condolences.


Terry Dade
Superintendent of Schools 
131 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614 | 585-262-8100