School remains shut as boy’s tragic death investigated

Boy dies in lift tragedy at Sydney school

A Sydney school will remain closed after a young student died when he became stuck under a lift.

The boy, 10, was found trapped under the structure at St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga about 2pm on Wednesday.

Police said a rescue operation was attempted by Fire and Rescue NSW but the boy died at the scene.

His body was recovered on Wednesday night and police continue their investigations at the school on Thursday.

St Lucy’s provides primary and high school education for children with disabilities.

Established in 1938 as a school for blind children, it specialises in catering to kids with a range of special needs, including those with intellectual disabilities, autism and sensory impairments.

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo said the school had an important mission in the Catholic diocese by educating children living with a disability and supporting their families.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family for the loss of their child and the community of St Lucy’s who mourn the loss of a student and friend,” he said.

“Meantime, I ask all in our community to join me in offering prayers at this very sad time.”

In a statement on Wednesday, the school said it was sad to confirm “the tragic death of one of our students”.

“We are co-operating with investigating police and are not able to make any further statement today,” a spokesman said.

“We ask for privacy and space for our staff and families to grieve at this difficult time as we remember our beautiful student.”


Topics: NSW
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