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PECULIAR, Mo. — A teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School died Thursday after a medical emergency at the school, the district said in a post on their Facebook page.

Deborah Hale experienced the medical emergency in the school before classes started.

First responders took her to a local hospital, but she later died.

Hale taught study skills at the high school. This was her 18th year of teaching in the district.