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Tragedy as girl, 11, suddenly collapses and dies at school after suffering heart attack

Moat Community College

An 11-year-old girl has collapsed and died after going into cardiac arrest at school (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)

Emergency services rushed to Moat Community College in Highfields, Leicester, after the schoolgirl collapsed at around 11.30am last Tuesday.

But she died a short time later.

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.

“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.”

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