The head teacher of a north-east academy has paid tribute to a “‘popular”‘ pupil who died after falling ill.
Corey Doyle, 15, from Fettercairn, died on Sunday in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after falling ill at a property in Fordoun.
And today Gareth Campbell, head teacher of Mearns Academy where Corey was a pupil, described the student as polite and respectful.
He said: “Corey was a polite, respectful and popular member of our school community.
“He had just finished S4 and we were looking forward to him returning to S5.
“The entire school community of pupils, parents and staff are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of his tragic death and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Arrangements are being put in place to provide support and advice to Corey’s classmates as they returned to school today, Aberdeenshire Council said.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman added: “Clearly this is a tragic incident which has saddened us all.
“We are putting arrangements in place to support the school community, who will be shocked and saddened by this news at the start of the new term.
“Support and advice will be made available to any pupils or staff who need it.”
Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances and officers have written a report which has been passed to the procurator fiscal.