Quince Orchard High teen dies from heart problem; police investigate fight prior to emergency

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. – The death of a teenager will get a closer look from detectives with Montgomery County Police Department, even though doctors believe he died from a heart problem.

The announcement was made Monday following Sunday’s death of Tyler Terry, a student and football player at Quince Orchard High School.

Terry was hospitalized on January 29 following an incident that police are just now expanding on. According to police, Terry was one of several students who chose to go off-campus to fight.

A few minutes after Terry’s confrontation he collapsed and needed an ambulance. The Terry family said his heart suffered an irregular heart beat and stopped. Ever since he had been intensive care.

Police said this probe is simply a death investigation and didn’t imply whether or not it would lead to criminal charges.

Terry has just signed a letter of intent to play football at Monmouth University in the fall.

Friends wore red on Monday to honor the standout athlete. Some classmates called the school day extremely sad with lots of people crying.

Quince Orchard High School’s principal shared a letter that said mental health professionals are on hand this week to help students and staff deal with the loss of Terry.

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