The young victim is reported to have been found dead, hanging in the bathroom of the house in which she resided with her father.
The incident, which occurred in Shadwell Housing, took place on Tuesday morning and created a sense of shock and disbelief in the school. Teachers and counselors used the occasion of the morning assembly to speak to the students, offering them some comfort and providing advice.
The students were encouraged to show care for one another and to talk to their friends and classmates, to offer them support, at times of obvious personal troubles and problems. They were told that they should show empathy for each other and to offer assistance where necessary.
Police meantime are continuing their investigations to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death of the 15 year old student.