School 'shaken' by hanging death of teen

TEACHERS and school friends yesterday paid tribute to a “really good friend” as they tried to come to terms with the loss of a classmate.

Lizzie Parry

TEACHERS and school friends yesterday paid tribute to a “really good friend” as they tried to come to terms with the loss of a classmate.

Tyler Mison, 13, a pupil at Holbrook High School, was found hanging in his home in Shotley Gate just before 1pm on Sunday.

Headteacher Ms Pritchard said the school gathered yesterday morning to hear the sad news.


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“The whole school community is deeply shaken by the sudden and tragic death of Tyler Mison,” she said.

“Tyler was a very likeable and charismatic boy who always had a sparkle in his eye. He enjoyed his learning and would always try to have the last word. He was involved in a community youth project.

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“His fellow students have described him as 'a really good friend who made us laugh a lot'.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Educational Psychology Service who have been in school today to support students and staff.

“I am very proud of the calm and mature way the students have responded to this sad event and we are doing our best to carry on with school life as normally as possible.

“Our support and deepest sympathy are with Tyler's family.”

Paramedics were called to Tyler's house on Sunday afternoon.

It is believed he was discovered hanging in a bedroom of the detached house where he lived with his mother, stepfather and other siblings.

The youngster's body is believed to have been found after friends called at the house to see him.

His stepfather is thought to have gone upstairs and discovered Tyler in one of the rooms.

As many as eight emergency service vehicles were said to have been sent to the Holbrook High School pupil's home.

The East Anglian air ambulance was also despatched, landing at the nearby former HMS Ganges site.

However, despite critical care paramedics trying to save Tyler during the journey to Ipswich, police said he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Heath Road hospital.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

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