Dedham Teen Dies After Being Submerged In Pool At Grad Party


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DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dedham Public Schools have confirmed the teenager who was submerged in a pool at a graduation party last weekend has died.

Alonzo Polk, 17, was pulled from the pool on Sunday at an address on Netta Road before being rushed to a hospital.

Polk was in the Dedham High School Class of 2021.

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Dedham Schools said Polk "will be remembered as a kind, personable student, teammate and friend. Alonzo always gave his best and was someone who invariably left others smiling during their interactions. He was a pleasure to know because of his positive attitude and will to succeed."

Criminal charges have been filed. They included furnishing alcohol to persons under 21 and reckless endangerment to a child. No word on who exactly has been charged. The investigation remains ongoing.

Dedham Schools said trauma/crisis specialists will be available, along with Dedham Public Schools staff, at Dedham Town Hall this weekend.

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