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Girl, 11, collapses and dies after going into cardiac arrest at school in Leicester

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has collapsed and died after going into cardiac arrest at school.

The schoolgirl died after falling ill at Moat Community College in Highfields, Leicester.

The girl died after collapsing around 11.30am at Moat Community College in Highfields, Leicester last Tuesday

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The girl died after collapsing around 11.30am at Moat Community College in Highfields, Leicester last TuesdayCredit: Google maps

She collapsed around 11.30am last Tuesday and died a short time later, the school said.

Trained counsellors are helping children grieve after the school was plunged into mourning, the Leicester Mercury reports.

Brian Killeen, principal of the school which caters for around 1,000 children, said: "Everyone at Moat Community College is devastated by this tragic event.

"We will be continuing to offer support to our students and staff over the coming days and weeks.

SCHOOL TRAGEDY

“We will be continuing to offer support to our students and staff over the coming days and weeks.

“The city council is providing trained counsellors who have been on site since Thursday morning to offer help to those who need it.

“What caused this tragic event has not yet been established, so it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”

Paramedics raced to the scene after the emergency was reported.

A police spokesman said the girl's death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner.

The Leicestershire police spokesman said: "Shortly before midday on Tuesday, October 12 a call was received from the East Midlands Ambulance Service stating an 11-year-old girl had gone into cardiac arrest at a school in Maidstone Road, Leicester.

"Officers attended but sadly the girl died a short time later.

"Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for HM Coroner."

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