School Mourn Dead Schoolgirl

A primary school has been left reeling from the death of eight year old Imani Green, who was shot dead whilst on family trip to Jamaica.

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A school in mourning

Children at a primary school in Tooting are being comforted today over the death of Imani Green, who was one of their classmates. Eight-year-old Imani was shot dead while on holiday in Jamaica. Ronke Phillips visited the school.

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School pay tribute to murdered schoolgirl

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Special assembly held at Fircroft School in Tooting Bec for 8 year old Imani Green youngster shot dead in Jamaica @itvlondon

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Local Pastor attends assembly to offer comfort to fellow pupils of 8 year old Imani Green who was shot dead in Jamaica @itvlondon

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Fellow pupils of Imani Green who was shot dead in Jamaica drawing pictures in "free lesson" as way of processing news @itvlondon

School hold special assembly for murdered schoolgirl

Ronke Phillips from ITV News London visited Fircroft Primary School in Tooting, where Imani Green was taught before she was killed during a family visit to Jamaica.

There she spoke to head teacher, Anne Wilson, who said: "She was a special little girl who was popular with staff and pupils alike."

She continued: "The school had given her special permission to travel to Jamaica because of her condition (Sickle Cell Anemia.) So the news was doubly tragic because she had gone there in an attempt to benefit her health."

This morning there was a special assembly at the school, where Reverand Andrew Davey from the local Holy Trinity Church, spoke to the children.

All the pupils from the school are being offered special counselling if they feel that they need it.

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Headteacher pays tribute to girl shot dead in Jamaica

Anne Wilson, head teacher of Fircroft Primary School in Tooting, has paid tribute to pupil Imani Green, who was shot dead in Jamaica during a family visit to the country.

"The entire Fircroft School community is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of our pupil Imani Green. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family to whom we pledge our continuing love and support."

– Anne Wilson, Headteacher, Fircroft Primary School

Community left in shock as girl shot dead in Jamaica

Eight year old Imani Green was shot dead while on holiday with her family Credit: ITV News

Neighbours of eight year old Imani Green from Balham have spoken of their sorrow following the girl's death.

She was shot dead in the town of Duncans in Jamaica on Friday night.

One friend of the family said: "This is a close-knit community, so this is going to hurt us."

Tributes paid to 8 year old girl shot dead in Jamaica

Tributes have been paid to the eight year old girl from Balham who was shot dead in Jamaica while on holiday with her family.

Imani Green was killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.

Neighbours said members of the girl's family left their home at Old Hospital Close for a flight to Jamaica early this morning to be with Imani's mother.

A man who answered the door at the three-storey property where the girl lived, declined to speak to the press today.

"Devastated to hear the news of eight-year-old school girl Imani Green, a pupil at a Tooting primary school. This is terrible news."

– Sadiq Khan, Tooting MP

Girl shot dead in Balham suffered from sickle cell anaemia

Imani Green, the eight year old girl shot dead in Jamaica has been described by her uncle Mitcham Brown as a "quiet, lovely, friendly girl" who had only just begun to grow in confidence.

Mr Brown explained how Imani had sickle cell anaemia as well as a hole in her heart.

He said she would travel to Jamaica every winter with her family because the warm weather helped with her condition.

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