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A boy from an Essex school collapsed and died on campus during his lunch period on Monday at the Shoeburyness High School in Caulfield. The Year 7 pupil was suspected to have died from a heart attack around 1:20 pm.

According to the BBC, police, and medics fought hard to save the boy’s life as he was airlifted by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance to Southend University Hospital where he was declared dead a few hours after his arrival.

Reports stated that two ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Service were sent to the school along with three ambulance officers and an emergency helicopter to attend to the boy. The young lad was said to be between 11 and 12 years of age.

“The ambulance and air ambulance service supported the child and were assisted by the police who then remained on-site as part of their protocol and to support staff and students,” a spokesman for the school said. “We can confirm he has sadly died and out of respect to the family, we will not be commenting further at this stage. He has apparently suffered a heart attack,” he added.

The academy-run school is understood to cater to some 1,480 students. Meanwhile, Essex Police said they are treating the boy’s death as unexplained as they await findings being prepared by the coroner. Police officers will remain at the school premises as they continue their inquiries on the circumstances surrounding the boy’s sudden death.

“We are aware of comments on social media, and we want to reassure the local community and parents of pupils at the school, no knife was involved during this tragic incident,” Essex police explained.

School officials said they will be open in the following days and will provide specialist support to speak to the children about the situation as their tutors address the situation to their students first thing in the morning.

“We will try as far as possible to continue as normal, and we have asked for critical incident support and counseling to be made available.”

District Commander Ian Hughes said they have launched an investigation and will continue to work with the school this week.

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