Boy, 16, dies after 2.4km run during PE lesson in Ang Mo Kio
A 16-year-old boy at Chong Boon Secondary School in Ang Mo Kio Street 44 died on Tuesday morning.
The boy has been identified by the school as Benjamin Sim, who collapsed after completing a 2.4km run during a Physical Education lesson.
In an e-mail to The New Paper, principal Yeo Kuerk Heng said the school is "deeply saddened" by Benjamin's passing.
"Benjamin was well regarded and popular among his peers, and was especially known for his cheerful and friendly disposition," said Mr Yeo.
"He was always enthusiastic and participated actively both in class and in sports. He was also good in English and helped his friends who are weaker in the subject.
"School leaders, staff and counsellors are providing emotional support and assistance to Benjamin’s family at this difficult time.
"The school is also providing support and counselling to affected students and staff."
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman told The New Paper they got a call at 8.15am from the school and sent a fire bike and an ambulance.
He said school staff members were applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the boy when the call was made.
On the way to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SCDF paramedics continued applying CPR on him.
Hospital staff members were told to be on standby to receive him.
A police spokesman told TNP they got a call from the hospital at 11.44am that a 16-year-old boy had been pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the unnatural death.
When TNP arrived at the school at 2.50pm, a student said he had attended an assembly in the school hall where the principal had told them of the tragedy.