Waco middle school principal dies from COVID-19

A middle school principal in Waco died after complications from COVID-19 just a day after the district revealed he tested positive.

G.W. Carver Middle School Principal Phillip Perry is the first death from the novel coronavirus in McLennan County.

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The district says the 49-year-old was on the Carver campus last week when students picked up at-home instruction materials.

The district says it provided protective equipment, but it’s not known if Perry wore it or how many people he came into contact with.

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