18/02/2008

Teen's Body Found In Co. Mayo School

The body of a 15-year-old schoolboy has been found in the grounds of a Co. Mayo school.

The body was discovered around 8am on Monday morning at the back of Rice College in Westport.

It is understood that the boy had been reported missing by his parents, which prompted the early morning search by gardaí.

The body has been taken to Mayo General Hospital in order for a post-mortem to be carried out. It is understood that that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The principal and staff at the school have said that they are upset and shocked at the boy's death.

A number of prayer services are being held at the school today.

(KMcA)


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