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Quaneisha Richmond

SANFORD, N.C. — Officials said a Sanford seventh-grader died after suffering some kind of medical emergency during a soccer match at East Lee Middle School.

Quaneisha Richmond, 12, was playing in the game on the evening of May 1 when she appeared to suffer from a seizure.

She was rushed to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford where she died later that evening.

“This is a great loss for our East Lee family. We are extremely saddened and heartbroken by the loss of Quaneisha. She was a good student and loved by all her teachers and friends,” said Shannon Shuey, principal of East Lee Middle School in a statement.

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