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Pop­u­lar deputy head ‘ tram­pled to death by cows’

- By Paul Jeeves Incidents · David Clark · Glasgow · Sixth form college · Jordanhill College

A DEPUTY head teacher was killed while walk­ing his dogs af­ter ap­par­ently be­ing tram­pled by a herd of cows.

It is not known ex­actly how David Clark came by his in­juries.

But when an air am­bu­lance was called to the scene at Rich­mond, North Yorks, the crew found there was noth­ing they could do to save him.

Pupils were in tears at Rich­mond School and Sixth Form Col­lege as his death was an­nounced in a mes­sage to par­ents.

Pride

Pop­u­lar David, who was in his 50s, was de­scribed by one par­ent as “one of the good guys”.

It is un­der­stood the mar­ried fa­ther was walk­ing with his dogs off Hurgill Road on Mon­day evening when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

Head­teacher Jenna Pot­ter said: “Dave was killed as a re­sult of an ac­ci­dent as he walked his dogs in the coun­try­side.

“Dave worked at Rich­mond School for 23 years and was the heart and soul of the school, tak­ing such pride in his very im­por­tant work.”

She added: “Dave was not only an ad­mired col­league, he was also a much loved friend and mem­ber of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and I know that many of you, as par­ents, will have very fond mem­o­ries of be­ing taught by him.”

The head­teacher said the school would cel­e­brate his life at a later date.

Jenna added: “For now our thoughts are with Dave’s wife, chil­dren and wider fam­ily and on sup­port­ing our stu­dents.”

One par­ent said her son had told how pupils were up­set, with many in tears. He added: “He was re­ally pop­u­lar, one of the good guys. It’s just in­cred­i­bly sad. He’d been there for­ever – even when pupils had left he re­mem­bered their names and would ask how they were do­ing.”

It is un­der­stood York­shire Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics and the Great North Air Am­bu­lance he­li­copter were called to the in­ci­dent. An Air Am­bu­lance spokesman said: “We were on scene at 6.55pm with a doc­tor and paramedic on board but we didn’t air­lift any­one.”

Ac­cord­ing to his LinkedIn pro­file, David was ed­u­cated at Jor­dan­hill Col­lege in Glas­gow and was a keen cy­clist, swim­mer and rugby coach.

 ??  ?? Heart and soul... David Clark had been at his school in Rich­mond, North Yorks, for 23 years and taught the par­ents of many of the cur­rent pupils
Heart and soul... David Clark had been at his school in Rich­mond, North Yorks, for 23 years and taught the par­ents of many of the cur­rent pupils

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