Nine-year-old Birmingham boy dies after collapsing at school

An investigation has been launched following the death of a nine-year-old boy who collapsed at school from a suspected allergic reaction.

The youngster was a pupil at Al-Hijrah School in Burbidge Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham.

Emergency services were called to the site at 2.20pm on Friday after the pupil had taken ill.

The boy was taken to Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, where he later died.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said officers attended the school following reports a pupil had collapsed after suffering a suspected allergic reaction.

"A post-mortem will take place and the child's family are being supported by specially trained officers," she said.

"Police are working with the school and Birmingham City Council to establish the circumstances around his death."

Brigid Jones, Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for children, families and schools, wrote on Twitter: "My thoughts are with the family of the young man who tragically died following an incident at school yesterday."

Colin Diamond, the council's executive director for education, said: "We were so sorry to hear about this tragic death and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

"We know the school is doing all it can to support the family through this terrible time and we are working with the school and police as they continue to look into the circumstances."

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