Gardai in Co. Kildare are investigating the sudden death of a 15-year-old boy who took ill at Scoil Mhuire school in Clane on Tuesday afternoon.
After feeling unwell, Ademidun Adeleke was taken to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin where he later died.
Gardai are investigating the teenagers sudden death, with a postmortem to determine the course of their investigation.
School Prinicipal Padraig Nolan paid tribute to Ade on his sudden passing.
“The whole school community at Scoil Mhuire, Clane, is deeply saddened by the sudden death of our third year student Ademidun (Ade) 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. Ade, by his gentle presence made a great contribution to the spirit of our school. He had a great passion for athletics, loved soccer and adored Liverpool. He was a diligent, conscientious student who always tried to do his best. He had a deep faith and the bible brought him great comfort. He let his light shine in his own, kind way. The school Critical Incident Plan is currently in operation to ensure that staff and students affected by this loss are cared for and supported. The School will offer ongoing counselling and support for students, teachers and parents affected by Ade’s death. Prayer services will be held. Our prayers and support are with everyone affected by this tragedy.”