JOPLIN, MO (KCTV) -- A Joplin High School student has died after football practice on Wednesday.

The team was inside the school's gym because of the heat outside.

That's where 16-year-old Kadin Roberts-Day collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. The sophomore was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Messages of support have been pouring in from residents, fellow athletes and neighboring school districts.

"Coach Jasper and his coaching staff, his teammates, fellow teachers and students at Joplin Schools remember Kadin as an extremely personable and caring student," Superintendent Melinda Moss said.

The school has counseling services available to any student who might need help this week.

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