The death of a 14-year-old boy in an "isolated incident" on school grounds has left the school in a state of devastation.
On Tuesday afternoon, St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian had to be attended to by emergency services.
At approximately 1:20 PM, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the educational institution. A student in their third year of secondary education, whose identity has not been disclosed, was transported to a medical facility but passed away shortly thereafter.
Police Scotland is currently investigating the death to determine all the details surrounding the incident.
St Kentigern’s Academy has released a statement saying that there was a singular event that occurred on their school premises.
The statement said that the school has reached out to the families of the students who are directly involved and are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation.
The leader of the school, Andrew Sharkey, expressed deep sadness and shock upon hearing the news of the untimely passing of a student from their school. The entire school community was profoundly affected
He expressed his sympathy and support for the family and friends of the deceased by saying that they are in their thoughts and prayers and extending their deepest condolences.
During this difficult period, we want to honor the family’s need for privacy and refrain from any intrusion.
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According to what Mr. Sharkey informed BBC Scotland, the school, which singer Lewis Capaldi had once attended, is still operating and providing assistance to its students.
According to him, the community takes charge of the situation, offering assistance, taking care of the affected individuals, and ensuring their safety to the best of their abilities.
Jenny Gilruth, who holds the position of Education Secretary in Scotland, expressed her sincere condolences to the family, friends, students, and staff of the school who were impacted by the tragic news.
The Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Martyn Day, expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the young boy who passed away.
He stated that it is important for everyone to give the family their privacy during the investigation of this unfortunate event.
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