Teen collapses at Quinn event

A Chicago teenager was transported to the hospital after he collapsedat anIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn campaign event. Quinnended up kneeling over the boy and holding his hand before an ambulance arrived on Thursday.

The event began with the 13-year-old flanking Quinn with dozens of other children at a Chicago church. The Democrat faced TV cameras to speak about gun violence.

But as the event began, the Chicago eighth grader toppled to the floor unconscious. Quinn went over, knelt down and held his hand before paramedics arrived 15 minutes later.

Charles Rice is the boy’s football coach and also attended Thursday’s event.

He says the hospital released the teen after a few hours and that he’s fine. He says doctors said he may have fainted from dehydration.

Source: AP

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