Irish schoolboy suddenly dies after falling ill in school gym

Irish schoolboy suddenly dies after falling ill in school gym

AN IRISH TEENAGER has died after he suddenly fell ill at a secondary school in Co. Kildare.

15-year-old Ademidun Adeleke allegedly started feeling unwell while in the gymnasium of his school in Clane yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Scoil Mhuire school and once they arrived they rushed the young lad to Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin, and died a short time later.

Gardai are now investigating the sudden death of the third year student, with a postmortem examination due in order to determine the cause.

A spokeswoman announced today: "Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a 15 year old male that occurred in a gymnasium at a local school in Clane, Co Kildare on Tuesday 3rd of September.

"After becoming unwell he was taken to Crumlin Children’s Hospital where he passed away in the afternoon.

"A post-mortem is due to take place which will determine the course of the investigation."

The school's principal Padraig Nolan paid tribute to 'Ade' after his sudden and tragic death.

"The whole school community at Scoil Mhuire, Clane, is deeply saddened by the sudden death of our third year student Ademidun Adeleke.

"Our sincerest sympathy extends to Ade’s family, his parents Nike and Bayo, sister Eniola, brother Oli, his extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Principal Nolan went on to reference Ade's love of football and of Liverpool FC, and added that he was a "kind" and "conscientious" boy who had a "deep faith" in Christianity.

"The school will offer ongoing counselling and support for students, teachers and parents affected by the student's death. Prayer services will be held. Our prayers and support are with everyone affected by this tragedy," he added.