Teen with autism dies after pulled from pool inside Chicago high school

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CHICAGO – Police are investigating a tragic incident at a southwest side high school.

14-year-old Rosario Gomez died in an apparent drowning at John F. Kennedy High School in the 6300 block of W 56th St.

The teen had autism and his family says he was a special needs student.

Paramedics were called to the school this afternoon after Gomez was found unconscious in the pool.

They performed CPR and he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

The Chicago fire department officials tell WGN News that student had been pulled from the pool by the time paramedics arrived.

CPS officials say a crisis counselor will be on hand at the school tomorrow.