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Aberdeen invigilator dies after falling ill during exam

Harlaw Academy

An invigilator has died after falling ill during a school maths exam in Aberdeen.

The incident happened at Harlaw Academy on Tuesday.

It is understood the pupils finished their exam papers in nearby classrooms. The head teacher has written to parents of pupils who were in the exam hall to urge their children to contact the school if they need support.

Aberdeen City Council expressed its sadness.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said a 999 call had been received at about 09:25 for a medical emergency.

Two ambulances were sent and an "elderly" gentleman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in a critical condition.

Gayle Gorman, the council's director of education and children's services, said: "We were saddened to hear about this incident at Harlaw Academy on Tuesday and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

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