Roodepoort teacher dies in classroom

2015-02-19 09:11
Jaco Moorcroft (Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - A Roodepoort school teacher had a heart attack while teaching and died in class, Netwerk24 reported on Thursday.

Jaco Moorcroft, 48, a maths and technology teacher at the Dr Havenga Primary School, had a heart attack shortly before second break on Monday.

"He was standing in front of a Grade 7 class when he suddenly collapsed. Other teachers ran over and removed the children from the classroom," said principal Leon Visser.

Paramedics administered three adrenalin injections and used a defibrillator to try and revive him.

"He died 15 minutes after I arrived," said his wife Dorette.

Through tears, she said he died doing what he loved.

Pupils were given counselling.

- Health24: Heart Attack

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