CPS teacher collapses at school, dies short time later

CHICAGO - An 8th grade Chicago Public School teacher passed out, possibly suffering a heart attack in class and died a short time later.

It happened Tuesday at Spencer Technology Academy in the South Austin neighborhood.

James Dasher was in his second year at the school but his first full-time.

WGN News was told Dasher fainted in his classroom and died a short time later.

CPS has not yet issued a statement on the incident.

Those that knew him say Mr Dasher was a gentle teacher with the students. He reportedly had a family of his own and also coached track.

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