Alberta student dies during school trip to Japan
A Bowness High School student has died during an educational group trip to Japan, says the Calgary Board of Education.
Out of respect for confidentiality, the board said it could release few details about the situation in which a student “passed away unexpectedly” during a weeklong spring break school tour that began March 23 and was to run until Friday.
The students and their chaperones are still in Japan, but will return to Calgary as soon as possible, the CBE said in a statement Wednesday.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a CBE student on a school trip to Japan. Our sincere condolences have been extended to the family at this very difficult time and we are working closely with them,” said the board, which notified the school’s parents Tuesday about the tragedy.
“Our focus now is supporting students and staff on the trip. Arrangements are also being made to have the group return to Calgary as soon as possible. We will continue to communicate directly with impacted families.”
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