An elementary school student was rushed to the hospital Thursday after complaining of heat exhaustion.
The student attends Ruth K. Broad-Bay Harbor Elementary School and was participating in a physical education class when the symptoms occurred, Miami-Dade County Schools spokesman John Schuster said.
Seven other children in the class also complained of heat-related symptoms but were not taken to the hospital, Schuster said. It is unclear what activity the students were performing in the near 90-degree heat.
"Physical education teachers are trained to use discretion during times of extreme heat and humidity, which is often a challenge in South Florida," Schuster said in a statement. "We encourage and promote proper hydration to help students stay cool."
The incident comes a day after a 7-year-old boy died after passing out while playing football in the heat with his father over the weekend.