Bellshill School Pays Tribute To Pupil Who Died

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A head teacher has paid tribute to a 14-year-old pupil found dead at his home.

The body of Jack Scott was found at his home in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, on Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating but the Bellshill Academy pupil's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Posts from fellow pupils on social media suggested the teenager may have been bullied but it is understood the school had not been formally notified of any issues.

Bellshill Academy head teacher Anne Munro said: "Our entire school community is very shocked and saddened by the sudden death of one of our pupils.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time. We are offering full support to our pupils and staff.''

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 7.10am on Tuesday June 14, the body of a 14-year-old boy was found within a house in Bellshill.

"A post-mortem (examination) will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however police are not treating the death as suspicious.

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.''