Boy dies at Shoeburyness school

The death of a boy at a Southend school today is being treated as unexplained.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 1.20pm today (Monday March 28) following concerns for the welfare of a child at Shoeburyness High School in Caulfield Road.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and school staff, police have now confirmed that a Year 7 boy has now died.

District Commander Ian Hughes said: “I would like to offer my condolences to the boy’s family and we are doing everything we can to support them through this tragic and difficult time.

“Our officers remain at the school at this time to continue our enquiries.

“We are aware of comments on social media, and we want to reassure the local community and parents of pupils at the school, no knife was involved during this tragic incident.”

Mick Ferris

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