KC teacher col­lapses, dies at school

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

SHOCK AND grief gripped stu­dents and staff at the Kingston Col­lege yes­ter­day af­ter Christo­pher Gayle, a teacher at the in­sti­tu­tion, col­lapsed and died on the school premises.

Re­ports are that Gayle, who taught eco­nom­ics and ac­counts, was in a class about 10 o’clock yes­ter­day morn­ing, when he left for the bath­room and did not re­turn. Af­ter in­spec­tions, he was found on the floor. He was rushed to Kingston Public Hospi­tal and was later pro­nounced dead.

Fredrick Kep­ple, the school bur­sar, in an in­ter­view with The Gleaner, said that he was shaken by the in­ci­dent, adding that Gayle’s loss would im­pact the school sig­nif­i­cantly.

“He ac­tu­ally in­vig­i­lated an exam and he seemed to be OK. He went to the bath­room and he was found there. He started show­ing signs as he turned blue and he was rushed to the hospi­tal, where it was later con­firmed that he died,” Kep­ple said. “He was a co­op­er­a­tive gentle­man, well man­nered and well re­spected by the school. Gen­er­ally a good per­son. We would have in­ter­acted be­cause of the school sup­port and get­ting school sup­plies.”

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