Associated Press – June 20, 2009 10:15 PM ET

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

Schools Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams released a statement of sympathy Saturday, but officials would not say more about the Harvey Austin School student who died.

City teachers union president Philip Rumore had said a 15-year-old boy attending Harvey Austin was gravely ill with swine flu. Rumore says a young girl attending the Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School is in critical condition with the virus.

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