A community is in mourning after a young boy died at his primary school.

Emergency services were called to Bordertown Primary School just before 10.30am on Wednesday, where the 10-year-old boy died unexpectedly, reports Adelaide Now.

The boy’s death is not considered to be suspicious.

The school released a statement on Thursday afternoon expressing condolences to the boy’s family.

Principal Shelley Cameron said: “The Bordertown Primary School community is deeply shocked and saddened by the unexpected tragic death of one of our students.

“Our deepest condolences go out to our student’s family, friends and the broader school community.

“Counselling is being offered to members of Bordertown’s school community who are understandably affected and saddened by this incident.

“The family have asked for everyone to understand and respect their need for privacy.

“There will be no further comment from the school or the family at this stage.”

The school had provided a condolence book in their front office while floral tributes were placed at the school entrance.

The Advertiser has chosen not to name the boy.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Our thoughts are with his family.

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  • So tragic. Thoughts are with the family.


  • oh what a sad thing to have happen at the school. Condolences to the boys family, friends, fellow students and teachers. What a hard time that little community will have for the next few months getting to grips with what happened. – Wish them all the best in the healing process


  • Very sad to read,my thoughts are with the family.


  • Oh! Little boy! And what a horrid experience for all the other kids at school. A lot of them will need counseling.


  • how sad, that poor family


  • The parents may also have instructed Police Media that the boy’s name was not to be made public. The general media would leave itself open to being sued if they did. I personally know of one such case following a vehicle accident.


  • How absolutely devastating. I understand the interest, but hope they’re left alone now.


  • How sad! The poor children will be traumatised and will definitely need counselling. Please post later what happened….


  • What happened?! Those poor parents!


  • How did the boy die?


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