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Oisin McGrath: Teenager injured at Enniskillen school dies

Oisin McGrath Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Oisin McGrath died in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Thursday

A County Fermanagh teenager injured in an incident at his school has died in hospital.

Oisin McGrath was taken to hospital following the incident at St Michael's College, Enniskillen, that was reported to police at about 14:45 GMT on Monday.

A 17-year-old boy, a sixth former at the school, was detained following the incident.

He was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Oisin had been on a life-support machine since the incident.

The school released a statement on Wednesday.

"A group of students were playing at lunchtime when one student became unwell and we sought medical assistance," the school said.

"He was taken by ambulance to the South West Acute Hospital for medical help.

"We have no further information at this time."

Earlier, Oisin's parish priest said he was a "typical 13-year-old lad".

"He's big, strong, happy, a lad of fond of sports, into all sorts, football, running, and everything like that and a good-natured friendly young fella," he said.

The parish priest said the whole community was devastated by what had happened.

As news of Oisin's death broke on Thursday evening, First Minister Peter Robinson tweeted that it was "heartbreaking".

"I'll be praying for his family and all those devastated by this sad news tonight," he said.

A message on St Michael's College website said the school would be closed on Friday 13 February "in the light of the tragic events of this week and the impact on the school community".

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