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Tributes paid to 12-year-old Jordan Green, found dead at home
TRIBUTES have been paid to 12-year-old Jordan Marcus Green, who was found dead at his North Yorkshire home.
Jordan, a Year Seven pupil at Harrogate High School, was pronounced dead by paramedics at his home in Duncan Street at 9.20am on Wednesday.
Andrew Bayston, the school principal, yesterday paid tribute to Jordan.
He said: “The school was deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday of Jordan’s death at his home.
“Jordan was a lively Year Seven student who had a particular passion and talent for art.
“The school is providing counselling for students and staff during this very difficult time.
“We have also arranged a special ‘tribute room’ where students can leave messages, flowers and mementoes and spend some quiet time reflecting upon this sad loss. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Jordan’s family.”
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said an inquest into Jordan’s death had been opened and adjourned in Harrogate yesterday.
The spokesman said: “We are continuing to work closely with Jordan’s family in order to establish the facts surrounding the events preceding his unfortunate and untimely death.
“Police have become aware of wholly unsubstantiated rumours which have been posted on social networking sites recently.
“These postings appear to be based solely on gossip and have no foundation in fact.”
The Press understands this statement from the police relates to postings which appeared on social networking sites following Jordan’s death, which implied the 12-year-old had experienced personal issues which may have contributed to his death.
The police spokesman also said: “Jordan’s school, at the family’s behest, have asked all pupils to stop posting similar comments as they are causing those closest to him great distress.
“The police support this advice and ask that the family are allowed to grieve without the undue pressure of inaccurate comments.”