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New Boston middle school student dies of meningitis

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NEW BOSTON, Tx. (KTBS) -

A New Boston, Texas middle school student has died after being diagnosed with meningitis.

Emmie Hayes, 11, passed away Wednesday night in a Little Rock hospital. School officials say the 6th grader became ill over the Thanksgiving break. Counselors have been on hand at the school for students and staff. Officials say the type of meningitis she had is not considered contagious.

"They have assured us that there is no threat what-so-ever to the health of our students or to the health of our staff" says New Boston ISD Superintendent Gary VanDeaver.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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