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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials are disinfecting a Greenville school after a 5-year-old student went home sick and died hours later.

Greenville County School District spokesman Oby Lyles says the Blythe Elementary Academy student who died Tuesday may have had a viral illness.

Lyles says anyone who might have had contact with the student and now has symptoms like a runny nose, headaches or fever should see a doctor.

Counselors were at the school Wednesday to help students and staff.

Deputy Coroner Barry Wright says the kindergarten student went home sick Tuesday and died just after 7 p.m. that night. The child’s name has not been released.

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