School pays tribute to teenager killed at Barns Green level crossing

The headteacher of Tanbridge House School has paid tribute to a "kind, generous and caring" teenager, who died at the Barns Green level crossing at the weekend.

Tanbridge House School
Tanbridge House School

Will Hallett, 15, died with his 72-year-old grandfather, after their car was struck by a train on Saturday morning.

Headteacher Jules White said: "Our school community is trying to come to terms with the tragic events that saw Will and his grandfather lose their lives on Saturday February 17.

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"Our thoughts and condolences go out to Will’s family at this awful time.

"Will has always been known as a wonderful person and student. He was universally popular and always showed the very best qualities of being kind, generous and caring.

"Will was highly intelligent and a model student who is held in the highest regard by his peers and staff.

"Will put others before himself and is a role model for others.

"Our thoughts are with Will's family and friends and we hope that they can be supported and left to grieve in peace."