A TEENAGE boy died in hospital after police were called to Loretto School in Musselburgh.

Police have confirmed the incident, which took place last week.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 6.50pm on Tuesday, May 2, police were called to a school in the Linkfield Road area of Musselburgh following concern for a 17-year-old male.

"He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he died a short time later.

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"At this time, there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

A spokesperson for Loretto School said that school community was "devastated" by the boy's death.

They said police had been called following a "medical emergency" and they were "working with pupils and staff impacted by this tragic news".