Stoke & Staffordshire

JCB Academy student dies in hospital

A 17-year-old student has died after falling unconscious at the JCB Academy in Staffordshire.

Emergency crews were called to the site in Rocester at about 11:00 BST on Friday.

The teenager was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire but died shortly after arriving, police said. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The £22m school opened to 170 engineering students in 2010.

The academy specialises in engineering diplomas as well as GCSEs and A-levels.

The digger firm contributed 10% of the capital to set it up with the government providing 90%.

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