Girl, 14, dies on first day back at top independent school from suspected asthma attack
A 14-year-old girl died on her first day back at a leading independent school after suffering a suspected asthma attack.
Naishel Kelly, 14, had trouble breathing in a lesson shortly after lunch at Brighton College, East Sussex.
Naishel Kelly suffered a suspected asthma attack
Brighton College in East Sussex where Naishel fell ill soon after having lunch
Naishel, from nearby Hove, complained to friends she was finding it difficult to breathe. She was taken to the school nurse's office where she collapsed.
Paramedics rushed her to the Royal Sussex County Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
There were suggestions that Naishel, who had a nut allergy, had eaten a chocolate brownie for lunch. However, a police spokesperson said this wasn't a factor in her death.
Godmother and cousin Amanda Kelly paid tribute to Naishel, saying: 'She went to school as normal – as a completely healthy child.
'She has been taken from us so early and when she was blossoming into a young woman with a wonderful future ahead of her.'
Naishel complained of difficulty breathing during a lesson before collapsing in the nurse's office
Friends paid tribute to Naishel, who has a brother, seven, Kian, on Twitter and Facebook, saying she was a girl who was 'always smiling.'
Her pal Alice Parfitt posted a tribute video on YouTube, which showed pictures of Naishel, known by the nickname Nai nai, enjoying herself with various schoolfriends.
Richard Cairns, Headmaster of Brighton College said Naishel was much-loved at the school
Alice said: 'My best friend died. I was with her when she died peacefully.'
The college's head teacher Richard Cairns said the school only serves nut-free food to its students.
He added: 'All at the college are devastated by her tragic death. She was much loved and will be deeply missed by all.'
The college website revealed that Naishel was an active member of the school – playing netball, taking part in the musical Oliver and raising money for charity.
Police have launched an investigation into Naishel's death, which is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, on behalf of the coroner.
They said results are not likely to be known until the end of the month.
A touching tribute made by Naishel's friend Alice Parfitt…