North East Wales

Tributes after death of Yale College student

Yale College, Wrexham
Image caption It is understood Katie Wright was on her way to classes at Yale College

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old student who died suddenly on Monday.

It is understood Katie Wright, from Wrexham, was taken ill on a bus on her way to classes at Yale College.

College principal Paul Croke said Katie was a popular student who would be missed by everyone who knew her.

Her former school, St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High School in Wrexham, also issued a statement which said everyone was "deeply saddened".

The statement on the school's website read: "The community of St Joseph's is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our former pupils Katie Wright who passed away on Monday morning.

"Our thoughts and prayers are of course with Katie's family and friends at this difficult time.

"The school chaplaincy team is providing support, prayer and reflection in the school chapel today.

"Further details of how the school community will formally celebrate the life of this beautiful youngster will be posted here over the coming days."

'Always smiling'

Katie was studying AS levels at Yale College.

Mr Croke said: "Yale College was deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Katie Wright.

"She was popular with both staff and students alike and will be remembered as a happy student who was always smiling.

"She was studying AS levels in history, sociology, religious education and maths and was also a keen dancer.

"She will be sadly missed by all who knew her at Yale College and we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends."

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