TRIBUTES have been paid to a 14-year-old schoolboy who was found dead in a field.
Jamie Marshall was discovered by a passer-by in a field in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on September 23.
The 14-year-old schoolboy who was found dead in a field[/caption]
Jamie Marshall was discovered by a passer-by in Huddersfield[/caption]
Newsome High School, where Jamie was a year 10 pupil, issued a letter to parents informing them of the tragedy and saying emotional support was being offered to other pupils.
The circumstances of the youngster’s death have not been revealed and an inquest is scheduled to open this afternoon.
Head teacher Dean Watkin said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we are sharing this news from our school. Tragically, one of our Year 10 pupils, Jamie Marshall, has passed away.
The news of his sudden passing has come as a profound shock to us all.
Newsome High School head, Dean Watkin
“Jamie was a popular and caring young man who had many friends across the school. The news of his sudden passing has come as a profound shock to us all.
“The wellbeing of pupils is our top priority and we are, of course, ensuring that the highest level of emotional support is available in school.
“Please be assured that all pupils who would like to talk with a trained professional will be able to do so.
“Arrangements will be made for students to be informed supportively through assemblies tomorrow. Please be aware that we will ensure wrap-around care for all that need it.
“I am sure you join us in sending deepest condolences to Jamie’s family and friends. The thoughts of the whole school community are with them at this incredibly distressing time.
“We will remember Jamie as someone who not only had a bright future but who also made a lasting impression on those around him. He will be greatly missed by us all.”
‘VERY SPECIAL KID’
The school also issued a poem in tribute to the youngster which described him as ‘Mr Cool’ and a ‘very special kid’.
Jamie’s distraught family and friends have now launched a fundraising appeal for his funeral.
In a JustGiving post, Samantha Rupa said: “Jamie’s loving family received the devastating news that Jamie had passed suddenly on Monday the 23rd of September 2019 despite attempts to save him.
“This was the news that no parent can imagine receiving. Jamie has a younger brother of seven years old who has not only lost his brother but also his best friend who he looked up to.
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“Jamie had a positive future ahead of him and brought a smile to his friends and family daily. He will be greatly missed by all of whom had the privilege of knowing him.
“I am hoping to raise funds towards the costs to give him the extra special send-off he deserves.
“Should there be any funds left over this would be used to help Jamie’s younger brother through this difficult time and donations to charity.”
The headteacher sent a letter to parents informing them of the tragedy[/caption]
The circumstances of the youngster’s death have not been revealed[/caption]
Newsome High School where Jamie was a year 10 pupil[/caption]
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