Baby found dead at elite private school

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Police have launched an investigation after a baby was found dead on the grounds of a private school in Perth.

The 11-month-old baby was found at Kingsway Christian College in Darch in Perth's north, police said late on Wednesday night.

WA Police said on Thursday morning a person was assisting investigators with inquiries regarding the baby's death.

They did not release any further details about the person.

Kingsway Christian College in Perth. Source: Google Maps
An 11-month-old was found dead on the grounds of Kingsway Christian College in Perth. Source: Google Maps

"Major crime division are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 11-month-old infant located in Darch," WA Police said in a statement.

A spokesperson for St John Ambulance confirmed three crews were called to the school about 5.40pm on Wednesday.

Police did not indicate if the baby's death was suspicious.

The West Australian has reported forensics officers were seen focusing on one classroom and a white van on the grounds of the school, which was examined and then towed away by police.

Officers were seen searching the area by torchlight late into the night on Wednesday, WA Today reported.

The school is closed for holidays until next week, but an after-hours childcare facility was still operating, The West reported.

It is unclear whether it will be running on Thursday.

A nearby resident told the publication children had been picked up from the school earlier that day.

Kingsway Christian College is a top private school, located about 18km from Perth's CBD, which teaches girls and boys from kindergarten to year 12.

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