A YOUTH has been charged with a drugs offence after the death of an Inverkeithing High School pupil.

Emergency services were called to a property in the town in the early hours of Monday morning after a teenage girl became unwell. She was taken to Victoria Hospital where she died a short time later.

Police say they are treating her death as "unexplained" and their enquiries are ongoing.

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Another teenage girl was also taken to hospital for treatment and is understood to be in a stable condition.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 2.45am on Monday, 18 September, 2023, officers were called to a report of a teenage girl taking unwell within a property in Inverkeithing.

"Emergency services attended, and she was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

"Her death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing.

"A 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged in connection with a drugs offence and released pending further enquiries.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

As reported by the Press yesterday, Inverkeithing High's headteacher Ian Adair announced the news with "profound sadness and regret" in a letter to parents and pupils on Monday.

He stated: "Whilst I am not in a position just now to share any details surrounding these tragic events, I want to reassure you that supports will be put in place in school, from tomorrow, for anyone affected by what has happened.

"If your young person needs space to talk with a member of our Support staff – including colleagues from the Educational Psychology Service – please ask them to make their way to the Pupil Support Base at any time.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our young person, and I am sure yours will be too over the coming days in particular."

Fife Council’s education manager Karen Lees added: “We are aware of the tragic and untimely death of a young person from Inverkeithing High School.

“We are supporting the school community and in particular any pupils who knew this young person, providing space, time and help to those who might be impacted by this terrible event.”