A 14-year-old boy has died after an incident that occurred within the grounds of a school, and the institution is deeply affected by the tragedy. The school has stated that the incident was isolated.
On Tuesday afternoon, St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, required the assistance of emergency services.
At around 1:20 pm, the school authorities called the police for assistance. A student in the third year, whose identity has not been disclosed, was immediately transported to a hospital but unfortunately passed away shortly after.
Police Scotland is currently conducting investigations to determine the complete details surrounding the death.
St Kentigern’s Academy has released a statement saying that an incident occurred within the school premises, but it was an isolated one.
The statement mentioned that the school has reached out to the parents of the students who were involved and are providing support to the authorities during their investigation.
According to Andrew Sharkey, the head of the school, the entire school community is in a state of shock and sadness due to the unfortunate demise of one of their students.
He expressed his sympathy for the family and friends of the bereaved and offered his deepest condolences and support.
During this painful time, we would like to honor the family’s privacy and refrain from intruding on their personal matters.
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According to a statement made by Mr. Sharkey to BBC Scotland, the school where Lewis Capaldi attended as a student is still operating and is providing assistance to its students.
According to him, the community takes responsibility for addressing the issue. They offer assistance, take care of those affected, and prioritize their safety.
Jenny Gilruth, who is Scotland’s Education Secretary, expressed her sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the student who passed away. She also extended her sympathies to all the students and staff members of the school who have been affected by this tragic event.
Martyn Day, the MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, expressed his sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the young boy.
He further stated that during a thorough investigation into this unfortunate incident, it is requested that everyone should refrain from invading the privacy of the family.
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