Keane Wallis-Bennett was killed by a falling wall
On the second day of the Fatal Accident Inquiry at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Fiscal Depute Gary Aitken read out statements from Kerry Sweeny and Stuart Robertson, both teachers at Liberton High School in Edinburgh where the tragedy occurred in April, 2014.
Ms Sweeny recalled: “As I entered the gym I heard a bang. There were a lot of girls in the changing room and I assumed someone had dropped something.
“I saw the wall had collapsed. I looked down and I saw a pair of legs but I could not see her face, it was covered by a piece of concrete about a metre square.”
I saw it was Keane. There was a lot of blood
Her colleague Nicole Christie arrived and the two women managed to lift the block onto its side.
Ms Sweeny added: “I saw it was Keane. There was a lot of blood. I could only hear a very, very weak gurgle.” The girl, she added, was unconscious and not breathing. The school nurse was called and Ms Sweeny ran to call an ambulance.
Stuart Robertson, another PE teacher, said some pupils were standing outside the changing area, sobbing.
She was getting changed for a PE lesson
“I was not prepared for what I saw in the changing room,” he added. “I could not make sense of what I was seeing.”
He said the wall had fallen and broken into pieces like a jigsaw. He saw a girl on the floor on her back.
The girl, he said, had blood on her face and the school nurse was trying to get a response from her, saying: “Come on, Keane.”
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The inquiry continues.