A 14-year-old boy passed away after an "isolated incident" that happened at a school’s premises, leaving the school in a state of devastation.
On Tuesday afternoon, St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, requested the assistance of emergency services.
At around 1:20 PM, the school requested the presence of police officers. A student in S3, whose identity remains unknown, was transported to a medical facility but passed away shortly after.
According to Police Scotland, they are currently investigating to determine the complete details surrounding the death.
St. Kentigern’s Academy released a statement clarifying that the incident that occurred was limited to the school premises and was not a recurring issue.
The statement stated that they have contacted all the parents of the students who were directly affected and they are cooperating with the relevant authorities in their ongoing investigations.
The school’s principal, Andrew Sharkey, expressed his deep sorrow upon hearing the news of one of their students‘ untimely passing. The entire school community was heartbroken upon learning of this
He expressed his sympathy by saying that their family and friends are in their thoughts and prayers. He also offered his deepest condolences and support.
During this extremely difficult time, we wish to honor the family’s privacy.
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According to BBC Scotland, Mr. Sharkey stated that the school, which had Lewis Capaldi as a former student, is still operational and providing assistance to its students.
According to him, the community takes responsibility for handling the situation and offers assistance. The individuals are taken care of and their safety is ensured to the best of their ability.
Jenny Gilruth, who is the Education Secretary of Scotland, has expressed her deep condolences to the family and acquaintances of the student who passed away. She also extended her sympathies to the school community affected by this devastating news.
Martyn Day, who represents Linlithgow and East Falkirk in Parliament, expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the young boy who passed away.
The speaker requested that all individuals maintain the family’s privacy during the investigation of the unfortunate event.
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