Young girl dies after suffering 'medical episode' at school

Young girl dies after suffering 'medical episode' at school

April 30, 2021

Young girl dies after suffering ‘medical episode’ at secondary school in Hertfordshire

  • Schoolgirl became unresponsive at Marriotts School, Stevenage, on Thursday 
  • The unidentified girl was rushed to a nearby hospital but died shortly afterwards 
  • Police are not treating the death as suspicious and enquiries are now underway 

A young girl has died after suffering a ‘medical episode’ at a secondary school in Hertfordshire.

The schoolgirl, whose age is unknown, was rushed to a nearby hospital after falling ill at Marriotts School in Stevenage yesterday.   

Herts Police told the Sun she became unresponsive at around 1.45pm. 

Paramedics had scrambled to the scene but she passed away shortly afterwards. 

The schoolgirl, whose age is unknown, was rushed to a nearby hospital after falling ill at Marriotts School in Stevenage yesterday

Police confirmed her death is not being treated as suspicious, though enquiries are being carried out into the circumstances of her death. 

No further details about the tragedy have yet been released. 

The girl’s parents are being supported by police and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.

It has also been asked that people do not speculate on social media.     

In a statement, Herts Police said: ‘We were called by the ambulance service at around 1.45pm today (Thursday 29 April) to advise they were attending a medical episode at Marriotts School in Brittain Way, Stevenage.

Hertfordshire Constabulary told the Sun she became unresponsive at around 1.45pm

‘It was reported that a child had become unresponsive. 

‘Officers attended to assist at the scene. 

‘Enquiries are being carried out, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.’   

Marriotts School caters to more than 1,300 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.   

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