Wales

Boy dies after alarm raised by St John Lloyd School in Llanelli

St John Lloyd school Image copyright Google
Image caption St John Lloyd is a Catholic school for children aged between 11 and 16

A 14-year-old schoolboy has died after police were called to a secondary school in Carmarthenshire.

St John Lloyd School in Llanelli raised concerns for the wellbeing of the pupil at 12:00 BST but he later died in hospital.

He has been named locally as Bradley John.

Police said the teenager's death was not suspicious and told parents there was no need to be concerned for the welfare of their children.

The family is being supported by specialist officers.

St John Lloyd, a Catholic school for children aged between 11 and 16, says it is working with the local authority, the diocese and Dyfed-Powys Police in order to ensure pupils and staff are supported.

In a joint statement with the police, the school said: "Our thoughts are with the family and the school at this sad time."

Carmarthenshire council's board member for education Glynog Davies described the incident as "deeply upsetting".

He added: "We are supporting the school in all ways possible and ensuring counsellors and other professionals are on hand to support pupils and staff."

Image caption The school has approximately 520 pupils

Local councillor Rob Evans said there was a 'subdued' atmosphere at an assembly was held in the school this afternoon.

The Diocese of Menevia said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the pupil's family and the school community at this difficult time."