8th Grader Dies in Homeroom Class

According to St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell, a Pell City 8th grader died in the classroom this morning. 13-year-old Duran North Junior High School student, Jalin Puckett, collapsed in his homeroom from an existing heart condition. Puckett was pronounced dead at 9:46AM in the emergency room at St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital in Pell City.


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