Friday 17 August 2018

Teenager (17) found dead at Dublin youth education centre

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Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Gardai have launched an investigation after a teenager was found dead at a Dublin youth education centre on Monday.

Officers are investigating the sudden death of a 17-year-old at the Crumlin Youthreach Centre.

Officials from the centre could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.

The incident happened after a 17-year-old boy was found unresponsive at Crumlin Youthreach Centre.

He was rushed to St James Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Billed as “A Second Chance at Education” the centre provides education, training and work experience for people aged between 16 and 20 who left school before completing their Leaving Certification.

“It offers young people the opportunity to identify options within adult life and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification,” according to the centre’s website.

In a statement, the Department of Education and Skills said that supports are in place for the centre.

"City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) have confirmed the death of a student. CDETB has accessed the support of its psychological service and other head office supports and is engaging with students and staff to provide appropriate assistance and guidance supports.

"The Department of Education and Skills will not be commenting further and hopes the family’s privacy and that of the community will be respected at this sad time."

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