Student collapses, dies during P.E. at Meadowdale High School

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A junior at Meadowdale High School collapsed and died during P.E. class Friday, school officials said.

School staff and medics tried to revive Matthew Truax after he fell unconscious, but were unsuccessful, according to a letter principal Kevin Allen sent home to students' parents.

Allen wrote that those that knew Matthew knew him, "as a respectful, hard-working young man who was serious about his education; an all-around nice kid who we will miss."

No other details surrounding Matthew's death have been released.