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      Greenville school disinfects after student's death

      Officials are disinfecting a Greenville school after a 5-year-old student went home sick and died hours later.

      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.

      Deputy Coroner Barry Wright says the kindergarten student went home sick Tuesday and died just after 7 p.m. that night. State health officials are investigating and say the boy didn't wake up from a nap and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

      The child's name has not been released.

      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.