The head teacher of a 12-year-old boy, who died after being hit by a bus, has spoken of the shock felt by those at the school. Year 8 student, Matthew Hayes died on November 22 in Sunderland.
”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.”
“We are putting plans in place to support our students and staff on Monday morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and we offer them our prayers and deepest sympathy at this sad time.”
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