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    Teenager dies at cheerleading camp after routine stunt
    August 10, 2005

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. --An autopsy will be done to determine how a 14-year-old girl died after performing a routine stunt at a cheerleading camp.

    Ashley Burns, an incoming freshman at Medford Vocational-Technical High School, was practicing with her teammates Tuesday afternoon at the East Elite Cheer Gym when four other girls tossed her into the air.

    She landed chest-first in the arms of her friends, police said. Soon afterward, she complained of abdominal pain and shortness of breath.

    "She said she thought she had the wind knocked out of her," Tewksbury Police Chief Alfred P. Donovan said. "She was talking, but her condition worsened rapidly."

    Paramedics took her to Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell, where she was pronounced dead around 6 p.m.

    Authorities said Burns' death appears to be accidental. A spokeswoman for the Middlesx district attorney's office said there would be an autopsy but it would be up to the family to decide whether the results are made public.

    Her family requested privacy and time to grieve in a statement they issued Wednesday.

    "She was a beautiful child who brought a smile to everyone she met. She enjoyed school, being with her friends and spending time with her family. And most of all she loved cheerleading, and her team at Medford High School. Ashley was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. The details of her injury are still under investigation. There is not more information on that for us to share with you," the statement said.

    James Deveney, principal of the middle school Burns attended until June, said she missed part of the last school year with a stomach-related illness.

    A neighbor who was acting as a spokeswoman for the family said Ashley had her appendix removed in the spring.

    "Other than that, she'd just had a physical last week and was fine," Linda Michaud said.

    Burns was one of 12 freshmen who made the cheerleading team at Medford High School, which shares sports with Medford Voc-Tech. She was at the camp this week with her teammates, preparing for the upcoming season.

    The girls were practicing a sophisticated but routine stunt called an arabesque double down, in which they held Burns by one foot and tossed her into the air. She was supposed to make two full twirls before landing on her back in the arms of her teammates. But Burns did not make the full rotation and landed instead on her stomach, said her coach, Julie Brown.

    Linda Bernis, co-owner of the East Elite gym, declined to comment pending the outcome of the investigation. "Our sympathy is with the family right now," she said.
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    Holy Shinkies! Wonder if she broke a rib and it punctured something vital.
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    Holy Shinkies! Wonder if she broke a rib and it punctured something vital.
    Are you stalking me?

    My daughter just started cheerleading... Last year she made fun of the cheerleaders... But then she realized that a boy she likes plays on the team, so now we're a cheerleader... Oh the pending joys of 5th grade....
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    Those tosses aren't for the faint of heart. I know I wouldn't want my daughter doing them. Wonder how long it will be before they get banned now because of this?
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    Cheerleader's death ruled accidental
    August 11, 2005

    BOSTON --The death of a 14-year-old girl who died after performing a routine cheerleading stunt was an accident, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.

    The report said Ashley Burns died of a laceration of her spleen, caused by blunt abdominal trauma.

    Burns, an incoming freshman at Medford Vocational-Technical High School, was practicing with her teammates Tuesday afternoon at a cheerleading camp when four other girls tossed her into the air. She landed chest-first in her friends' arms, rather than on her back, police said. Soon afterward, she complained of abdominal pain and shortness of breath.

    Paramedics took her to Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell, where she was pronounced dead around 6 p.m.
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