Gardai launch investigation after teenager found dead at Crumlin Youthreach Centre

Gardai launch investigation after teenager found dead at Crumlin Youthreach Centre

By Maurice Garvey

GARDAI have launched an investigation after a teenager was found dead at a youth education centre in Crumlin on Monday.

The incident happened after a 17-year-old boy was found unresponsive at Crumlin Youthreach Centre.

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He was rushed to St James Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is not yet clear how the teenager died with a cause of death to be established by a Coroner’s inquest.

The centre is funded by the Department of Education and allows school leavers between the ages of 15 and 20 to get training and work experience.

In a statement, the Department of Education and Skills said supports are in place for the centre.

“City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) have confirmed the death of a student. CDETB has accessed the support of its psychological service and other head office supports and is engaging with students and staff to provide appropriate assistance and guidance supports.

“The Department of Education and Skills will not be commenting further and hopes the family’s privacy and that of the community will be respected at this sad time.”