Shock, sorrow after teen cheerleader's death in LA

By the Associated Press | October 3, 2011 | 3:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When students return for school this morning at Washington Prep, they'll be greeted by crisis counselors and missing one of their beloved classmates, a cheerleader who died after collapsing during a football game.

Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Tom Waldman said 16-year-old sophomore Angela Gettis suffered an apparent cardiac arrest as she rallied the crowd Friday night in the fourth quarter of a tie game at Fremont High School.

Gettis later died at a hospital.

School officials planned to discuss Gettis at a Monday news conference.

She is one of two LAUSD students who died over the weekend after dramatic campus incidents.

District officials say 17-year-old Cindi Santana died at a hospital Friday, hours after she was stabbed during lunch at South East High School in South Gate.