The school attended by 12-year-old Matthew Hayes, who was killed by a bus in Sunderland on Friday, have spoken of their sadness after his death.
Head Teacher Gill Booth said:
– Head Teacher Gill Booth, Venerable Bede CofE Academy School
"This is a tragedy and the Academy family of staff, students, governors and parents are devastated to learn of Matthew's death. We are a very close-knit school community and we are all in shock at the loss of such a young life."
Police have officially named a boy who died after being hit by a bus in Sunderland as Matthew Hayes.
The 12-year-old was knocked down on his way home from school at around 3:30pm on Ryhope Street South.
The sister of a young schoolboy killed after he was knocked down by a bus on his way home from class has paid an emotional tribute to him in a letter left at the roadside.
Police inquiries are continuing tonight into the death of the 12-year-old who has been named locally as Matthew Hayes.
Floral tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bus in Sunderland.
It happened at around 3.30 pm on Friday 22 November, close to ASDA supermarket on Ryhope Street South.
A 12 year old boy has been killed after a collision with a bus while he was making his way home from school. Watch Kenny Toal's full report here
A 12-year-old boy has been knocked down and killed by a bus in Sunderland.
It happened at about 3.30 pm today (22 November) close to ASDA on Ryhope Street South.
Emergency services on the scene where a child was hit by a bus close to ASDA on Ryhope Street South in Sunderland.