NC high school student collapses, dies in JROTC class

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – 15-year-old Charles “Jackson” Corbett, freshman at Farmville Central High S62978phchool, collapsed and died during his JROTC class at approximately 11 a.m. Friday morning.

A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to revive Corbett. Members of the district’s crisis team are present to provide counseling to students and staff.


Pitt County Schools provided a statement on Corbett’s passing:

“Everyone in the district is deeply saddened by the unfortunate death of a student on the Farmville Central campus today. Our hearts and thoughts are with the student’s family, friends and loved ones as they cope with this loss.”

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