LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A senior trip to Florida turned tragic after a Lackawanna High School senior died in a Disney amusement park.
This year, 47 seniors traveled to Disney World for the annual trip held for graduating Lackawanna High School seniors.
What was supposed to be a fun getaway, turned tragic after one of the students passed away on Friday.
Senior Jeff Cintron had reportedly decided to skip out on the activities on Friday to rest. Anne Spadone, Interim Superintendent of Lackawanna City Schools said in a phone interview,"...It was in one of the parks and he had complained about back pain. [He] called the chaperones to say he was going back to the room to rest."
Spadone said when Cintron returned back to the hotel, he still was not feeling well. That's when a chaperone called the student's mother and let her know they were taking him to Urgent Care.
The interim superintendent said the way she understood the situation was that a doctor from Urgent Care suggested he should be taken to the emergency room. While he was in the ambulance, he reportedly lost consciousness and failed to regain it back.
The teenager died in the emergency room.
Friends of Jeff have been tweeting ever since the tragedy occurred, "Jeff made everyone open their eyes and focus on what's really important." one student posted on Twitter.
The students, faculty and chaperones on the trip are expected to return to Buffalo on Monday.
Autopsy results will determine what caused the young student to die so suddenly as it remains unknown.
Counselors and psychologists will be on hand Tuesday when the students return to school following Monday's staff development day.
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