Anguish As Girl,12 Dies After School Wall Collapsed On Her

The family of a 12-year-old girl who died after an unstable wall collapsed on her at school on Monday have paid tribute to her.

Keane Wallis- Bennett who family say once dreamt of being prime Minister was killed as she changed for her PE lesson at the Liberton High School In Edinburgh, yesterday morning.

A statement read by police in Scotland on behalf of ‘friends and family’ reads,

‘Keane will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

‘She was our princess who dreamed of being Prime Minister. But failing that, a beautician.

‘She loved her girlfriends and her days out shopping with lunches and all things girly. she recently attended her first under 18s disco and loved every second of it and was excited to be going to see One Direction in concert.’

Her father was given the heartbreaking news as he visited Keane’s grandparents in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

Keane’s grandfather James Bennett, 81, told the Daily Record, ‘He went very quiet and I knew something was wrong’.

‘He said Keane had been in an accident and he left immediately.

‘Half an hour later, he phoned to say she had died. He was in bits. He could hardly speak.’

Keane died after she screamed that she could hear a ‘rumbling sound’ after which the wall came down. Her classmates were able to move out of the way but she wasn’t able to.

Students at the school claim that teachers knew about the wall as they had previously complained about it.

According to the Daily Mail, a second year student Devon Blyth, 13, said: ‘I told staff months ago but nothing was done. I think they should have done something about it.

‘I reported it, about two months ago, that the wall had moved when I leaned on it. The member of staff said it would be fine.

‘The wall is almost the length of the changing room and it separated the showers.’

Prime Minister David Cameron described the accident as ‘absolutely shocking’ and said lessons should be learnt to ensure that such incidents cannot happen again.



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