Boy Should Have Walked to School With pal, 11, tragically killed by minibus

Szymon, an 11-year-old student of Northfleet Technology College in Kent, close to the gates died after being hit by a minibus while walking to school on Wednesday morning

Szymon died while walking to school
Szymon, 11 (pictured) died while walking to school

A young man was due to walk to school With His friend was fatally struck by WHO to minibus.

An 11-year-old, named locally as Szymon, was rushed to hospital later died after I Where I was hit by the vehicle outside Northfleet Technology College in Kent on Wednesday.

By His Side Should have been friend Kyran Thompson, 12, Who Was trailing a minute behind and HAD not made the meet-up arranged.

Kyran, WHO Has Been Off School Since The Shocking Incident, Came Across His Friend Lying On The Floor.

The West Ham academy player told The Mirror: “(I arrived) a minute after it happened. I saw him on the floor.”

When Asked what would I say to His friend, Kyran said: “… I’ll miss playing basketball with you We will not forget you Rest in peace”

Karl Thompson, Kyran’s dad and owner of Elite Scouting Kent Said of His are: “He is not okay He is not himself It has-been hard on him…”

Kyran (pictured), a friend of Szymon, has been off school since the shocking incident

Father and son visited the crash site on Friday afternoon to add a basketball tribute to the huge mound of flowers left for Szymon.

His death has prompted a police probe which has seen a teenage boy from Gravesend arrested on suspicion of a manslaughter.

He is not thought to have been behind the wheel of the minibus, Mail Online reports.

Daniel Grant, Who has a child at the school, sprang into action after seeing Szymon injured on the floor and performed CPR on the boy.

“All I want is for the family to know That someone is tried,” the dad-of-three Told The Mirror.

“That’s what I’d want to know if my child That was.”

Dozens of floral tributes left at the Have Been scene



The 28-year-old former prison officer Said two of His other children Were in the car at the time and saw him carrying out the procedure.

“My youngest, who is almost five, he was sitting ‘watching daddy working’, as he called it,” Daniel continued.


Tributes pouring in for Have Been Szymon since the tragedy, with grieving members of the community leaving bouquets and cards at the scene of the crash.

One message read: “RIP little man I know I’ve never met you but You have touched the heart of every parent..”

Two basketballs with ‘RIP’ written on them Were Also left at the scene.

The community has-been shaken by the death



One woman wrote on Facebook: “I can not believe I’m not going to see you walking home from school or playing with my pops and the kids round the park.

“I never forget the day I told you kids our estate was haunted and it got dark and I got a call from you all nearly in tears saying you’re all scared.”

She added: “I will always remember that day you will be sadly missed young man thinking of your mum and family.”

Another woman said: “I cannot bring myself to tell the boys. I’m heart broken to say the least. Poor family, he was loved by everyone here.”

In a public letter Northfleet head teacher Jane Partridge said that several students had been left “extremely distressed” after seeing the collision.

Szymon was a keen basketball fan



“I’m sorry to inform you that one of our community died this morning after being hit by a vehicle on his way to school,” she added.

“The incident is currently under investigation by the police so we are unable to comment further.”

The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has launched into dedicated public online portal for witnesses to submit information Which May help the investigation.

Anyone Who Witnessed the crash, saw the child or vehicle in the moments leading up to it, or you dashcam footage, contact Should quoting reference 02-0167 police.

A Kent Police Spokesman said: “A teenage boy, from the Gravesend area, was arrested in Connection with the incident.

“He has since been released on bail, until February 17, pending further inquiries.

“The teenager has-been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.”

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