- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Marion County sheriff’s office says it’s investigating the death of an 18-year-old female student who collapsed in her room at a Native American boarding school in Salem.

The sheriff’s office said “there is nothing to suggest any foul play,” but the U.S. Attorney’s office has ordered an autopsy out of precaution.

Emergency personnel called to Chemawa Indian School at 7:30 a.m. Sunday were unable to resuscitate the teen.

Calls to the school Sunday were not immediately returned.

The sheriff’s office says it is working with the student’s family, the U.S. Attorney’s office and others to determine what cause the teen’s death. It said it will not release other details until Monday.



The school’s website says it serves up to 400 Native American students from grades 9 to 12. It is run by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education and attracts students from different tribes throughout the U.S. West.

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