A 14-YEAR-OLD school student has died after collapsing.

Emergency services were called at 8pm on Monday night to reports of a teenage boy who had collapsed in Prospect Hill,Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Ambulance crews and police officers attended the scene and the teenager was taken to Scarborough District Hospital, where he later died.

North Yorkshire Police officers are investigating the circumstances around the boy's death, however it is not being treated as suspicious.

Students, staff and the school community at Caedmon College, Whitby, have paid tribute to the young student, with North Yorkshire County Council officers supporting the college.

Caedmon’s principal, Simon Riley, said: “The whole school is shocked and immensely saddened by the tragic death of the student last night. He was popular and will be greatly missed by all in our school community.

"We all wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to family and friends at this saddest of times.

“We are supporting all of our students and staff this morning as we all try to come to terms with this sad loss. We are a strong and close community and will ensure that everybody is given the necessary help at this time.

"The school is working closely with the local authority, the police and support services as the investigation into the circumstances of the death continue.”

Stuart Carlton, North Yorkshire’s director of the children and young people’s service, said: “This is a very sad and tragic case and we are working closely with the school community to provide the support needed.

"Our thoughts are very much with the student’s family and friends.

"Our educational psychology team is out giving support to students and staff in Caedmon and our prevention services will continue to work in the community offering advice and help to young people and their families.”