31 October 2022

Wagga High community devastated by the tragic death of a student

| Chris Roe
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The Wagga High School community is in mourning after the passing of a student. Photo: Supplied.

Students, teachers and the broader Wagga High School community were in shock over the weekend as news began to circulate that a student involved in a medical emergency had passed away.

As students returned home on Friday and recounted seeing paramedics attending to a student at the school, parents were notified by email that there had been a “medical incident” requiring an ambulance on school grounds.

The school confirmed the tragic news on Monday morning.

“A student suffered a medical incident and staff immediately provided assistance to the student, called an ambulance and alerted the student’s family. The student was taken to hospital by ambulance,” the statement read.

“Sadly, we received the news that the student has passed away.

“Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with the student’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Following unfounded rumours over the weekend, NSW Police confirmed that this was in no way a police matter and confirmed that the tragedy followed a “medical incident”.

The school community is in mourning today and Wagga High School is encouraging family and friends to support students as they process the incident.

Additional school counsellors, teachers and support staff are on hand at the school from Monday and they have encouraged students to engage with support services during this difficult time.

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