Hamdan Aslam: Teenager who died after incident at school named as family say he was ‘being bullied’
A teenager who died at a West Lothian school earlier this week has been named locally as Hamdan Aslam - as his family say they believed he was being bullied
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The teenager was taken by ambulance to hospital but died a short time later. His family said they believed the teenager was being bullied, adding that he had been involved in another incident the day before his death.
In a statement, Bathgate Mosque in West Lothian said: During these difficult moments, the family needs our support and prayers. We ask Allah to grant Hamdan the highest rank in Jannah and provide the family with sabr (patience) to bear this loss.
“It is crucial that we refrain from making assumptions and speculations regarding this tragedy.”
The school’s headteacher Andrew Sharkey released a statement saying: “Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends and we extend our deepest condolences and offers of support.
“We have set up ongoing emotional support and signposting for students and staff affected by this tragic news. We would like to respect the family’s privacy at this incredibly painful time. We are assisting the relevant authorities with their investigation to establish the facts and we will not be making any further comment at this time.”