School rocked by deaths of two pupils who both died just days apart

Harry Towers and Muhammad Habib both died within half the time of the week, leaving students and teachers at St John Fisher Catholic College in Newcastle-under-Lyme in mourning.

St John Fisher Catholic College mourns the death of two students

A school is in mourning after two students tragically die during midterms.

Harry Towers and Muhammad Habib lost their lives in the same week, St John Fisher Catholic College in Newcastle-under-Lyme informed parents.

The Stoke Sentinel reported that both boys were remembering in prayer during an online meeting yesterday.

Acting Principal Garrett Murray said: “The school is deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of two of our learners, Muhammad Habib and Harry Towers.

“We pray for them, their families and friends and keep them in our minds at this very difficult time.

“I am in touch with both families and have offered our deepest condolences and support.








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“This will have a huge impact on the entire school community and we are ensuring that support is available at the school to anyone who needs it.”

In the letter to parents, Mr. Murray described each child as “a much loved member of our school community”.

The letter indicated that Harry, who was 11, died on Saturday, October 30.

Praising it, Mr. Murray said: “Harry approached life with a wonderful sense of humor and showed such care and compassion towards all who met him.

“Harry was well known and loved by all of his peers, teachers and pastoral workers. He will be greatly missed by everyone in our school community.”





Class 10 student Habib died on Sunday, October 24, and was buried at Fenton Islamic Cemetery on Tuesday, October 26.

“Muhammad was devout in his faith,” said Mr. Murray. “His charitable nature will be sorely missed by all members of the community.”

“In his calm manner, Habib was always on the lookout for others in need and was ready to support and help them. He will be greatly missed by everyone in our school community.

Staffordshire Educational Psychology Service provides support after tragedies.

Mr Murray added: “At this point, the cause of every death has yet to be determined, and out of respect for the two families, we ask people not to speculate, especially on social media, at this very difficult time.

“I would like to ask you to keep all of your learners and their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time.”


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