A deputy head teacher has been killed by a herd of cows while he was out walking his dog.
Teacher trampled to death by cows while out walking: David Clark, worked at Richmond School in North Yorkshire as a deputy headmaster for 23 years. He died on Monday afternoon in a field near the town. The incident is said to have happened at around 6.30pm while he was taking his dogs for a walk.
A herd of cattle charged at him and he was unable to get away. His injuries were fatal and Mr Clark was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. The school notified parents the following morning and many pupils were upset as he had been a popular member of staff. Afterwards the parents and students of the school were notified.
Head teacher Jenna Potter said “Dave was killed as a result of an accident as he walked his dogs in the countryside. He worked at Richmond School for 23 years and was the heart and soul of the school. Taking such pride in his very important work.” She went on to say that “Dave was not only an admired colleague, he was also a much loved friend and member of the local community. And I know that many of you, as parents, will have very fond memories of being taught by him.”
Mrs Potter said that the school are trying to come to terms with the accident. And that they were all in a state of shock. She said that for now their thoughts were with David’s wife and family. And that the school is trying to support it’s students.
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