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Edinburgh School Wall Death: Friends' Tributes
Touching tributes have been paid by family and friends of a schoolgirl who was killed when a changing room wall collapsed.
Keane Wallis-Bennett died after the wall fell on her at Liberton High School, Edinburgh, shortly before 10am on Tuesday.
Police and health and safety officials have launched an investigation into the 12-year-old's death and all similar walls at schools in the city are being inspected.
Liberton High will not reopen this week and a full council survey will be conducted before students return from the Easter holidays in three weeks.
Keane's grandfather James Bennett said he was with the youngster's father Clark when he received a phone call from the school.
"He said Keane had been in an accident and he left immediately," he told the Daily Record.
"Half an hour later, he phoned to say she had died. He was in bits. He could hardly speak."
Joanna Sikorska, who married Keane's uncle last month, added: "You don't expect something like this to happen. Your kids go to school and you expect it to be a safe place for them."
Sky News' Scotland Correspondent Niall Paterson, at the scene, said bunches of flowers, a candle and cuddly toys had been left at the school gates.
"Such are the conditions here that a few of the written tributes are almost illegible," he said.
"Yet this bank of flowers, almost an impromptu shrine, has lost none of its poignancy."
One bouquet was accompanied with a picture of Keane and one of her school friends, while another from the youngster's grandmother came with a note addressed to "my beautiful cupcake".
A card attached to another bunch of flowers read: "Words can't explain how much we all miss you. You were so bright and funny and, don't forget, extremely beautiful. I hope we will see each other soon."
Keane's death comes just weeks after Edinburgh City Council was fined £8,000 following an accident at the school in which a girl was seriously injured when she fell nearly five metres down a broken-down lift shaft.
The 15-year-old schoolgirl suffered three fractured vertebrae and a sprained wrist as a result of the accident in December 2011.
There have been reports that students at Liberton High raised concerns about the safety of the wall, but the council said a survey of all schools in its area between 2012 and 2013 had not identified any problems.
Local MSP Jim Eadie said: "My heart goes out to the family at this difficult and distressing time. It's impossible to know what they must be going through.
"I know the school and the wider community will be deeply affected by what has happened here."