The death of a 14-year-old boy in an "isolated incident" on a school’s premises has left the institution devastated.
On Tuesday afternoon, St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian required the assistance of emergency services.
At approximately 1:20 pm, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the school. The S3 student, whose identity remains undisclosed, was transported to a medical facility but passed away shortly after.
The Scottish police are currently investigating to determine the complete details surrounding the death.
St Kentigern’s Academy released a statement indicating that a particular event took place only within the premises of the school and was not in any way related to any other incidents
The statement mentioned that they have already reached out to the parents of the students who were directly involved and they are cooperating with the authorities as they continue their investigations.
According to Andrew Sharkey, the head teacher, the school community is heartbroken upon hearing the sad news about the death of one of their students.
He expressed his sympathy and support to the family and friends of those affected. He offered his deepest condolences and assured them that they are in their thoughts and prayers.
During this extremely distressing period, we would like to honor the privacy of the family.
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According to BBC Scotland, Mr. Sharkey stated that despite the fact that Lewis Capaldi was once a student at the school, it is still open and the students are being provided with assistance.
According to him, the community handles the matter by extending support, taking care of the affected individual, and ensuring their safety to the best of their ability.
Jenny Gilruth, the Education Secretary of Scotland, expressed her condolences to the family and friends of the student who passed away, as well as the staff and students who were affected by the tragic news. She shared her heartfelt sympathies with them.
Martyn Day, the MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, expressed his profound sympathies to the family and loved ones of the boy.
He stated that it is important for everyone to give the family space and privacy during the ongoing investigation of the unfortunate event.
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