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Edinburgh City Council says it has cordoned off a number of areas in schools after a wall collapsed on and killed 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett.
An investigation by the council into walls at several schools found no concerns, but some areas had been sectioned off "as a precaution until the end of term".
The council's chief executive, Sue Bruce, said: “This has been a dreadful incident and my deepest sympathies, and those of my colleagues, are with the family and friends of Keane.
“The Council has taken immediate action and we are determined to provide reassurance to parents, pupils and the people of Edinburgh that we will do everything in our power to prevent anything like this happening again.
The mother of 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett, who died after a wall collapsed at Liberton High School in Edinburgh yesterday, visited the school to lay flowers at the growing floral tribute to her daughter on the playground.
This evening, the family released a statement saying their "princess" would be "sadly missed by family and friends".
Stephen Kelly, headteacher at the school where pupil Keane Wallis-Bennett died yesterday, said:
He also praised the response of emergency services:
The family and friends of Keane Wallis-Bennett released this photograph:
The family and friends of 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett, who died after a wall collapsed at Liberton High School in Edinburgh yesterday, issued the following statement:
The family request that they be left alone to grieve while they come to terms with the loss of Keane. They will be making no further comment to the media.
David Cameron has called yesterday's wall collapse which left an Edinburgh schoolgirl dead "absolutely shocking".
Addressing MPs at Prime Minister's Questions, he pledged that such accidents would not be allowed to happen again.
The school where a 12-year-old pupil died after a wall collapsed has had "difficulties with fragmenting and fraying to the fabric" of the building, according to a Scottish government minister.
Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill insisted Edinburgh council were doing a "good job" on school maintenance, despite financial pressures.
He also sought to reassure parents that "everything that needs to be done immediately is being done" to make sure Liberton High School is safe.
Yesterday Edinburgh Council said they were not aware of any prior concerns about the wall.
Urgent school building checks will begin today after a 12-year-old pupil died when a wall in a PE changing room collapsed on her.The girl, named locally as Keane Wallis-Bennett, was pronounced dead at Liberton High School in Edinburgh shortly before 10am yesterday.
Pupils were sent home early, while police and health and safety officials launched an inquiry.
Edinburgh City Council said the wall that collapsed was a "free-standing modesty wall", and all other such walls in its other schools are to be checked by building surveyors, starting this morning.
The school will not reopen this week and a full council survey of Liberton High will be completed before pupils return from the Easter holidays in three weeks.
Some at the school said concerns had previously been raised about the safety of a wall in the gym changing rooms where a 12-year-old girl died today.
Pupil Tamara Taylor told ITV News that the wall was "loose".
"People were pushing it and stuff, and it went all loose," she said.
Edinburgh City Council said the wall that collapsed was a "free standing modesty wall", and all other such walls in its other schools are to be checked by building surveyors.
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A 12-year-old pupil has died at a school in Edinburgh after a wall collapsed inside a changing room.