Ossett Academy in mourning after death of teenage pupil

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A school has been left in shock after the death of one its pupils.

Joel Peacock was in year 13 at Ossett Academy Sixth Form, and was also a former Horbury Academy student.

He died during the weekend.

Both schools are planning memorial services, and Ossett Academy’s will take place on Tuesday, November 5.

Headteacher Martin Shevill said: “Joel’s death has been a great shock to the whole of our school community.

“He was a very lively and energetic young man with many friends. This is a very difficult time for all of us and our thoughts have to be with Joel’s family and closest friends.”

Joel’s family and friends have been paying tribute to him on Twitter and Facebook.