School pays tribute to two schoolboys who died just days apart during half-term
A school has paid tribute to two pupils who died in the same week during the October half-term break.
Harry Towers and Mohammed Habib, who studied at St John Fisher Catholic College, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, died in the last week of October.
Parents of students at St John Fisher Catholic College, were contacted this week after the deaths of the youngsters in Year 11 and Year 10.
Both students were remembered with prayers during a virtual assembly on Wednesday November 3, and acting headteacher Garrett Murray has paid tribute to the pair.
Mr Murray said: "The school is deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of two of our learners, Mohammed Habib and Harry Towers."
He added: "We are praying for them and their families and friends, and keeping them in our thoughts at this very difficult time".
Harry died on Saturday October 30, while Mohammed died a week earlier on Sunday October 24.
Mr Murray added: "At this stage, the cause of each death has not been determined and out of respect for both families.
He continued: "We would ask people not to speculate, particularly on social media, at this very difficult time".