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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2007, 12:54 GMT 13:54 UK
Pupil dies at school sports day
A 10-year-old boy has died after collapsing at his school sports day in Perthshire, police said.

Jack Miller, from the village of Clathy, was a pupil at the private Ardvreck School in Crieff.

The youngster took ill suddenly during the event on Saturday and he was taken to hospital in Dundee by helicopter.

A police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. A post-mortem examination is expected to take place on Monday.

'Quite devastated'

The incident has shocked residents of the small countryside community.

Strathearn councillor Helen McDonald said: "I was quite devastated when I heard about what had happened.

"This is a small, country town and people are shocked. The incident will be devastating for the boy's family and for the school as well.

"A school sports day should be a happy occasion, it's dreadful that something like this has happened."

Ardvreck School is a mixed preparatory school which was founded in 1893 with the aim of teaching all its pupils "patience, justice, obedience and unselfishness".

Students include local children, who attend as day pupils, as well as children who board at the school.

No one from the school was available for comment.


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