School “deeply shocked” by boy’s death

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The headteacher of a 12-year-old Harrogate boy who died suddenly has said he is “deeply shocked” by the news.

The boy, who has been named as pupil Jordan Green, was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning at his home in Duncan Street, Harrogate.

The principal of his school, Harrogate High School, paid tribute to him today.

“The school was deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday of Jordan’s death at his home,” said Andrew Bayston.

“Jordan was a lively Year 7 student who had a particular passion and talent for art.

“The school is providing counselling for students and staff during this very difficult time. We have also arranged a special ‘tribute room’ where students can leave messages, flowers and mementoes and spend some quiet time reflecting upon this sad loss.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Jordan’s family.”

A statement from North Yorkshire Police reads as follows:

“Police were called at 9.20pm on Wednesday 27 June 2012, following the report of the sudden death of a 12-year-old boy at an address on Duncan Street, Harrogate.

“The boy was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and no-one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

“Police officers are working with the family to provide support at this very difficult time.

“A file will be prepared on behalf of the coroner.”