Bailey Gwynne died from ‘wound to the chest’

Bailey Gwynne died after being stabbed at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Picture: PA
Bailey Gwynne died after being stabbed at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Picture: PA
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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy allegedly murdered at school died of a chest injury, it emerged yesterday.

Bailey Gwynne was rushed to hospital after he was found seriously injured at Cults Academy in Aberdeen last month.

The fifth-year pupil was allegedly attacked at the end of his lunch break at the school on 28 October.

Yesterday it emerged that his death was caused by a penetrating sharp force injury to his chest.

His death certificate also revealed that he died at 3:20pm shortly after he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after Bailey was taken to ­hospital.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder and has since appeared in court.

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Hundreds of pupils paid tribute to Bailey by laying flowers at the gated entrance of the school after he died last month.

Students lined up at the front of the building to pay their respects as police carried out investigations inside the school.

A newspaper notice stated: “Following the sad loss of Bailey, a private funeral will be held. Bailey’s family would like to thank the community for their kindness and support.”

No date was given.

The family of Bailey Gwynne also visited the academy to see the flowers and messages left by pupils which were moved on to the school grounds.

They released a statement thanking students and members of the public for all their support following their visit.

It read: “Thank you for all your help. Your kind words and the lovely things you have left for Bailey.

“It means a lot and it would have meant a lot to Bailey.

“For all of you that were part of his life, however big or small, thank you for being there.”

Bailey lived with his mother Kate Gwynne, 33, her partner John Henderson and his four younger brothers in the village of Maryculter in Aberdeenshire.

Cults Academy headteacher Anna Muirhead said at the time of his death: “The whole school has been shocked and saddened by the death of a pupil at our school.

“He was a very gentle and caring boy, with many friends.

“Everybody in the school is devastated and our thoughts are with his friends and family at what is a very difficult time.”