SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – An autopsy that was performed on San Antonio teacher Melinda Villegas by the medical examiner has proven inconclusive.
The autopsy simply did not give them any clues into what killed the well-liked, first-year math teacher at East Central High School.
The 23-year old’s death is somewhat of a mystery. According to her family, Villegas didn’t smoke or drink and exercised often.
The only hope for determining her cause of death is a toxicology report, but that will take several weeks to complete.
Villegas dropped to the ground Monday, right before the start of the day’s class, in a teacher’s lounge at East Central High School in San Antonio and died.
Some colleagues in the room tried to render aid, but Villegas was pronounced dead a short time later at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital.
Her mother, Debra, told the San Antonio Express-News, “Melinda really cared about people, but she did it in a quiet way. She never wanted accolades.”
“She had such a passion for teaching,” said her father, Robert Villegas.
Her students at East Central High School are grieving as well. The superintendent has made counseling available to students and faculty who want to talk.
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