Staff and pupils at St Patrick’s College in Dungannon have been rocked for the second time this week following the sad and untimely passing of an another of its young male students.
On Monday, the body of Year 12 pupil Matthew McCallan was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Fintona after he went missing during the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 15-year-old’s school paid tribute to “a young man full of potential” earlier this week.
Matthew will be laid to rest on Sunday with his funeral mass to take place at 2pm in St Malachy’s Church, Edendork.
On Thursday, the College were once again paying tribute to another of its young students; this time Fabian Dabrowski Dos Santos following his sad and untimely passing.
“Today our hearts are sore,” they wrote. “Sometimes words are just not enough.”
They described Fabian as “such a lovely boy, gentle and caring”.
“He was one of the kindest young people you would ever meet. Fabian thought of others before himself and he always made sure that others were ok – it was just his nature and this stood out about Fabian since he joined us in Year 8 – he took others under his wing and was such a good friend.
“Fabian enjoyed football and was a keen and competitive gamer and he loved to draw and refine his skill.
“He enjoyed working in groups to complete projects and tasks. He is pictured below at our recent Yr 11 Learning Together Wreath Making Workshop preparing their stall for the Christmas Fayre.
“To Fabian’s mummy, stepfather, two younger brothers and extended family, we extend our heart felt sympathies.
“Please keep his family, friends and school community in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May Fabian’s gentle soul rest in eternal peace.”