Buffalo Middle-Schooler Dies Of Swine Flu

Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

Schools Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams released a statement of sympathy Saturday, but officials would not say more about the Harvey Austin School student who died.

City teachers union president Philip Rumore had said a 15-year-old boy attending Harvey Austin was gravely ill with swine flu.

Rumore says a young girl attending the Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School is in critical condition with the virus.

Hundreds of children in the state have been hospitalized with the illness, and some children have died.

But most deaths have been among people between the ages of 25 and 64.


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