An air ambulance rushed to Moat Community College in Leicester alongside other paramedics after a pupil suffered a cardiac arrest, however she sadly died shortly afterwards
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An 11-year-old girl has died after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing at school.
The student fell ill at Moat Community College in Leicester at around 11.30am last Tuesday.
An air ambulance, paramedic cars and a crewed ambulance all rushed to the scene, however the girl died shortly afterwards.
The tragedy has left staff and students at the child’s school devastated, LeicestershireLive reports.
School principal Brian Killeen said: “Everyone at Moat Community College is devastated by this tragic event.
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“We are in touch with the pupil’s family and our thoughts are with them all at this dreadful time.
“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.”
There was a heavy emergency presence, as three paramedics, a crewed ambulance and an air ambulance was despatched to the scene.
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 11.32am on Tuesday, October 12 to Maidstone Road, Leicester.
“The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent three paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance was also in attendance.”
Leicestershire Police confirmed the death was not being treated as suspicious and a file had been prepared for the coroner.
A spokesman for the force said: “Shortly before midday on Tuesday, October 12 a call was received from the East Midlands Ambulance Service stating an 11-year-old girl had gone into cardiac arrest at a school in Maidstone Road, Leicester.
“Officers attended but sadly the girl died a short time later.
“Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for HM Coroner.”