A Grade 6 learner from Edgemead Primary School in Cape Town reportedly fell to his death on Thursday (25th May 2017) afternoon.
The learner, according to the education department reportedly climbed into the ceiling of the school hall after accessing a staircase behind the stage.
Spokesperson for Western Cape MEC Debbie Schafer, Jessica Shelver says that ‘According to our information, Kyle Grace reportedly accessed a staircase behind the stage and found his way into the ceiling where he reportedly fell about eight metres’.
The school reportedly called paramedics, who declared the learner dead on their arrival.
The police are said to be investigating the case and the Education Department could not provide further information at this stage.
Shelver says that ‘the incident has traumatized all concerned. Trauma counselling will be provided at the school today (Friday).
This is an unspeakably tragic loss of such a young life. Our heartfelt condolences are with Kyle’s family at this very difficult time.’