Police in Edinburgh have confirmed that the Liberton High School pupil who died at the school yesterday was 12 year old Keane Wallis-Bennett.
Her family and friends issue this statement:-“Keane will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She was our princess who dreamed of being Prime Minister. But failing that, a beautician. She loved her girlfriends and her days out shopping with lunches and all things girly. she recently attended her first under 18s disco and loved every second of it and was excited to be going to see One Direction in concert.”
The family request that they be left alone to grieve while they come to terms with the loss of Keane. They will be making no further comment to the media.
Following yesterday’s tragic incident at Liberton High School, Headteacher Stephen Kelly paid tribute to Keane.
He said:- “Keane was an excellent pupil who had a bright and bubbly personality and got on well with others in class.
“She was a popular team player, who took an active role in projects such as the Junior Awards Scheme Scotland. She showed a lot of sporting ability and was really eager to contribute to the school for example by clearing litter and planting bulbs in the school grounds.
“She had a real presence in class and her friends and my staff are deeply shocked and upset at what has happened. I am very grateful for the support that our school community is receiving as we come to terms with this tragic event.
“I would also like to thank the emergency services who attended yesterday and everyone for their messages of support at what is a very difficult time for Keane’s family and the whole school community.
“Counselling staff are continuing to support our staff and pupils and I would encourage any pupils who want to talk to someone to take up the help available.”