The management of Chrisland School has issued a statement regarding the death of 12-year-old Whitney, who passed away during an inter-house sports competition at Agege Stadium in Lagos State, Nigeria on February 9th, 2023.
The father of the deceased, Dr. Michael Adeyemi Adeniran, confirmed that Whitney had no known health conditions at the time she was picked up for the event.
The school management, in a statement issued regarding Whitney’s death, expressed their deep sense of loss and sympathy for the family. They conveyed their condolences to the family and stated that their thoughts and prayers are with them.
The management mentioned that Whitney was one of their day students who chose not to participate in the sports competition for reasons that were not entirely clear to them. They respected Whitney’s decision and emphasized the importance of student safety.
It is worth noting that Whitney had complained about her health on January 20th, 2023, and her parents were immediately informed by the school. The school management emphasized the need for Whitney’s parents to take a closer look at her health, and her father came to the school to take her home.
According to the school, Whitney collapsed in public view, and the nearest medical facility was immediately notified. The school management said they did everything they could to provide aid and called for a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the situation. They also emphasized the importance of respecting Whitney’s privacy and the privacy of her family during this difficult time.
However, Whitney’s mother, in a viral video, claimed that proper first aid management was not provided and that Whitney was taken to an immunization center instead of a hospital. This has raised concerns about the handling of the situation and the provision of medical care. The Lagos State Police confirmed the incident and said that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the circumstances leading to Whitney’s death.
The loss of Whitney is a painful one for everyone involved, and the school management has emphasized the importance of respecting Whitney’s memory and providing support to her family. It is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of taking care of our health and well-being.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time Chrisland School has been in the public eye. Last year, a video of their students engaging in inappropriate behavior during a field trip to Dubai for the World School Games went viral. This has led to increased scrutiny of the school’s practices and the handling of student safety.
The death of Whitney has raised important questions about student safety and the provision of medical care in schools. The school management has expressed their sympathy for the family and their commitment to supporting them during this difficult time.
The Lagos State Police have confirmed that an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances leading to Whitney’s death, and the results of the autopsy will provide crucial information about what happened. The loss of Whitney is a tragedy, and everyone involved is mourning her passing and remembering her life.