Teen dies during high school band practice

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BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — A 17-year-old girl has died during band practice at a Long Island high school.

Police say the girl was at practice at Sachem East High School in Farmingville when she appeared to have a medical emergency around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

The girl was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

School Superintendent Kenneth Graham says they are not aware of the cause. The girl’s name has not been released.

Police say the girl’s death does not appear to be suspicious, and an autopsy is pending.

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