A student in fifth grade lost her life following a malaise in physical education and sports (EPS) class, this Wednesday in a college of Neuilly-Saint-Front (Aisne), according to the rectorate of Amiens relayed by our colleagues of France 3 Hauts-de-France.
The accident that claimed the life of the 12-year-old girl took place in the morning. "She could not be resuscitated despite the rapid intervention of the rescue," said the prefecture of Aisne in a statement. The origin of the malaise has not yet been identified, but an autopsy should clarify the circumstances in the coming days.
The management of the college, the prefecture and the academic director wished to express to the family their "sincere condolences". A psychological listening cell will be deployed this Thursday in the middle school to collect the words of students as well as the educational community. The rector of the academy of Amiens will also visit the site this Thursday.
The principal of the college sent an email to all parents and students to inform them of the situation. He also indicated that it was preferable for students to be present so that they could be supervised in the presence of dedicated staff, reports the daily L'Union.