12-year-old girl dies after collapsing in school in Northamptonshire, England

Monday, February 8, 2010

Map of England with Northamptonshire in red.

A 12-year-old girl has died after collapsing at a school in Northamptonshire, England. Northamptonshire Police stated that the girl, who is currently remaining unidentified, collapsed in the school she attended — Kettering Science Academy — on Friday. She came from the town of Kettering, where the school is also located.

The girl was taken to Kettering General Hospital by an ambulance. Inside the hospital she was pronounced dead. A spokesperson for the police has said that the cause of her death is currently unknown.

Kettering Science Academy have stated that, on Monday, they will be offering counselling sessions for pupils of the school if they require it. According to what one spokeswoman stated about the incident: "There will be further investigations to ascertain the cause of death but police are not treating it as suspicious."