Lanarkshire Girl Dead After Falling Ill At School

26 May 2016, 17:59 | Updated: 26 May 2016, 19:03

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has died after falling ill during a PE lesson.

The second year pupil was taken to hospital from Calderhead High School in Shotts, North Lanarkshire, on Thursday afternoon.

Staff called emergency services and the 14-year-old was taken to hospital in Glasgow, but she later died.

Head teacher John Robertson said: "Everyone within our school community is shocked and deeply saddened by the death of one of our S2 pupils.

"At this time all our thoughts and sympathy go out to her family and friends.

"We will provide our young people at Calderhead with our full support to help them at this most difficult time.''

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said: "A 14-year-old pupil at Calderhead High School, Shotts, was taken ill during a sports lesson this afternoon.

"Staff called the emergency services and she was taken to hospital in Glasgow where, sadly, she died shortly afterwards.''

Emergency services were called to the school at around 2.30pm and the 14-year-old was airlifted to the Royal Hospital for Children.

Police Scotland said the death is being treated as unexplained.

A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that around 2.25pm, police and other emergency services were called to a report of a 14-year-old girl having taken unwell in Calderhead High School, Shotts.

"The girl was being taken by heli-med to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children for treatment. Sadly, she died shortly afterwards.

"The death is being treated as unexplained, however there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

"A post-mortem will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.''