Charlie Booth, Cobham teenage boy, dies in shooting
A teenage boy has been found shot dead at his home in a Kent village.
The 16-year-old, named by his school, Gad's Hill in Higham, as Charlie Booth, was found in Cobham at about 22:30 GMT on Friday.
Kent Police said the death of the boy, who has not been formally identified, was being treated as unexplained.
David Craggs, Charlie's headmaster, said fellow pupils were told the news on Monday morning and some of them had taken it very badly.
He said Charlie was a "friendly, enthusiastic, mature and self-confident student".
"He was an excellent ambassador for our school, an NCO in the school's combined cadet force and was due to embrace his passion for adventure and his love for the outdoors on a once-in-a-lifetime school expedition to Alaska this summer," he said.
"Charlie was able to distinguish himself above other cadets, showing great strength, initiative and leadership, and he was a great friend to so many."
A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out later.