JCB Academy student dies in hospital
- 11 May 2013
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
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%.