Georgia Teen Dies After Collapsing During Dance Practice

A 17-year-old Georgia girl has died after collapsing during a school dance practice.

Elyse Purefoy collapsed Tuesday morning while running laps with her dance team at Arabia Mountain High School. Emergency crews were called in but Purefoy died on the way to the hospital.

But some think the school may share some responsibility for Purefoy’s death. Her father thinks ‘extreme dehydration’ may have played a role, and some teammates say Purefoy asked coaches for a water break ‘several times’ but was denied.