Kindergartner dies while playing on school monkey bars

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COVINGTON, Ga. – A kindergartner died following an accident on the school playground.

Police told WSB that 5-year-old Andrea Tyrah Debruhl was playing on the monkey bars at school on Monday when she slipped.

Authorities say teachers found her hanging from the bars, unconscious.

District officials say 10 teachers and paraprofessionals were on the playground at the time of the accident.

An autopsy revealed that the girl died from asphyxiation. Her death has been ruled accidental, but the investigation is not over.

Now, officials are trying to determine how she got in the position she was in on the monkey bars.

Criminal charges are not anticipated in the case.

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