First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last night extended her sympathies to the family of tragic teen Bailey Gywnne.
The Scottish Government has said it had been in “close contact” with Aberdeen City Council since the incident unfolded, and pledged to provide any assistance necessary.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “All my thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who has tragically died at Cults Academy.”
Education Secretary Angela Constance added: “I’m deeply saddened by this terrible news and my thoughts are with the pupil’s family and friends.
“Aberdeen City Council has arranged for support to be available to the school’s pupils and teachers.
“We remain in close contact with the council and stand ready to provide any help that may be needed.”
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine MSP Maureen Watt said she was sure the local community would rally to support Bailey’s loved ones come to terms with their loss.
She said last night: “This is a shocking incident and my first thoughts are with the family and friends of this young man.
“This is a very close-knit community and I know that they will rally around the family and offer all the support they can at this terribly difficult time.
“I have spoken with the chief superintendent and a large number of officers are on the ground assisting with the investigation and offering support to the community.”