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O'Dowd comments following death of pupil

Education Minister John ODowd has spoken following the tragic death of a primary school pupil during a school trip to Scotland.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mr O’Dowd said: “It was with deep sadness and regret that I heard about the death of a pupil from Whiteabbey Primary School while on a school trip. My thoughts are with the child’s family and indeed the pupils, teachers and wider school community at what is a profoundly distressing time.

“The North Eastern Education and Library Board stands ready to provide support, including access to counselling, to the pupils and teachers in the days and weeks ahead.”

Notes to editors:

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