Tragedy hit St Andrew’ s Grammar School, Ondo town, Ondo State on Friday as a building in the school suddenly collapsed and reportedly killed a pupil .
It was gathered that the incident , which occurred during school hours , caused confusion in the school as pupils and teachers quickly ran out of their classrooms and offices to rescue the deceased .
The 14- year – old deceased , who was identified as Esther Akinrinola , was said to be in Junior Secondary School 3 .
A source said the building had been abandoned for a long time and that it collapsed while the pupils were playing inside it .
He said , “ They were playing inside the abandoned building when some blocks fell off the walls of the building and landed on the deceased’ s head .
The pupil died on the way to Ondo State Teaching Hospital , where she was being rushed to for medical attention . ”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command , Mr Femi Joseph , confirmed the incident , saying the principal of the school had been interrogated .
He stressed that investigation had begun on the matter.
He said , “The principal (of the school ) explained to us that the building had been abandoned for a very long time but we are not comfortable with that excuse so the principal may be prosecuted for negligence .
“ Since the building had been abandoned , why did they allow the pupils to be playing around it ?
They should have pulled it down .
We have commenced investigation into the incident. ”