A DeKalb County, Georgia, high school student collapsed and died Monday morning while working out at the school's track with other members of the Arabia High School dance team.
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Georgia high school dance team member dies after collapsing on track

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Elyse Purefoy, 17, was at Arabia Mountain High School in DeKalb County when she collapsed on the track during morning training, WSB-TV reported.

She died later at a local hospital, the news station reported, but it’s unclear why.

Her father, Hank Purefoy, told WSB that his daughter would have been a senior this fall.

School district officials issued a statement on Purefoy’s death: “The entire DeKalb County School District community, and especially the Arabia Mountain High School family, mourns the passing of a member of the school’s dance team. Our hearts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

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The family created a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her funeral. The fundraising goal is $5,000.

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