Mississippi teacher’s death during first week of school stokes COVID-19 outbreak fears

BY ADAM GANUCHEAU | 3 HOURS AGO


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Nacoma James, a 42-year-old teacher at Lafayette Middle School and an assistant high school football coach, died on Thursday, the district’s Superintendent Adam Pugh told Mississippi Today. Though teachers and students across the district returned to the classroom this week for the start of the new school year, James did not.

“No one has told me officially that he had COVID, but I do know he was self-quarantining this week,” Pugh said.

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https://mississippitoday.org/2020/08...utbreak-fears/