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The teen was final seen getting off a bus close to Tower Bridge, London, in his full college uniform on Tuesday morning.

But when failed to point out up at Ark Globe Academy in close by Elephant and Castle, principal Matt Jones alerted police.

He mentioned the Year 8 scholar “fell into the River Thames” from the enduring bridge, My London experiences.

The instructor described it as “distressing information” for the varsity neighborhood, including that his “hopes and prayers” have been with the lacking kid’s household.

He is called in a letter despatched to oldsters on Wednesday, however the Express is withholding his title because the search goes on.

River police, firefighters, the RNLI and a police helicopter have been concerned in the search after the boy fell into the water at about 8am on Tuesday. City of London Police is main the search.

The principal mentioned that “this final yr has been a really tough time for a lot of of our college students and their households”. He urged mother and father to contact the varsity or NSPCC if their kids need assistance.

“Ark Globe employees are properly skilled to identify regarding alerts from college students they usually know precisely the way to escalate points if exterior, skilled help is required,” the letter added.

The letter in full

Mr Jones wrote: “It is with fear that I share information about (the boy’s title), a Year 8 scholar at Ark Globe Academy.

“On the morning of Tuesday 20 April, (he) didn’t make his method into college regardless of travelling on a bus with a good friend in full college uniform.

“He received off the bus close to Tower Bridge earlier than his normal bus cease nearest to Ark Globe Academy and fell into the River Thames.

“At this second in time, police are treating this case as a ‘lacking individuals’ incident.

“This is clearly distressing information for (the boy’s) household, pals and the broader Ark Globe neighborhood.

“Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.

“I need to reassure and remind you that everybody working in our academy is aware of the vital function that they play in maintaining kids secure,

“Ark Globe employees are properly skilled to identify regarding alerts from college students they usually know precisely the way to escalate points if exterior, skilled help is required.”

In a press release, Mr Jones advised the Mirror on Friday morning: “We can affirm {that a} scholar at Ark Globe Academy didn’t arrive to highschool on the morning Tuesday 20 April as anticipated.

“At this second in time, there’s a stay police investigation in relation to the younger particular person’s disappearance.

“The police are treating this case as a ‘lacking individuals’ incident.

“This is clearly distressing information for the younger particular person’s household, pals, and the broader Ark Globe Community.

“As a faculty neighborhood, we’re coping with this sensitively in order to not compromise the integrity of the police investigation and we want to respect the privateness of the household whereas the investigation is on-going.

“Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.”