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Del. Police Investigate Child's Death

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MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers are conducting an active and ongoing investigation in connection with the death of a 7-year-old child at a home in the Oak Orchard area of Millsboro. 

The child, who died Tuesday night, was a student at Long Neck Elementary School. Police said they would not confirm the cause or manner of death as well as the identity of the child. They also said no foul play is suspected.

Indian River School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Bunting issued the following statement about the child's death: 

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic death of a 7-year-old Long Neck Elementary School student on Sept. 22.  The Indian River School District sends its deepest condolences to the child’s loved ones, friends and teachers.  Grief counselors are on site at Long Neck, since our focus is on assisting students and staff during this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathies are with the Long Neck community as it copes with this terrible tragedy.”

According to IRSD spokesman David Maull, a crisis team of counselors was sent to Long Neck Elementary on Wednesday morning and parent letters were sent home with every student on Thursday afternoon.

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