A 13-year-old boy has died after being found unconscious in a park in South Wales on Friday, Gwent Police said.
The force said the boy was found at about 7.20pm in Ystrad Mynach Park, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach.
He was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he was pronounced dead.
Mr Parry said: “It’s with immense sadness that today I heard the news that one of our pupils has passed away. We are all devastated by this tragic loss. We will providing support for pupils in the weeks ahead but in the meantime my thoughts and prayers are with the family. There are no words.”
Detective Chief Inspector Sam Payne, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this time enquiries are ongoing and the investigation into this young boy’s death are still in the early stages.
“Specialists are working to determine the exact cause of death and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.