Gad’s Hill School teen Charlie Booth dies after shooting himself in Cobham home

PUBLISHED: 12:44 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 11 March 2013

Charlie Booth went to Gad's Hill School

Charlie Booth went to Gad's Hill School


A teenager has died after shooting himself at his Cobham home.

Gad’s Hill School pupil Charlie Booth, 16, was found dead in the Watling Street property on Friday (8).

The school’s headteacher David Craggs told Charlie’s fellow school students about his death in an assembly today and paid tribute to the popular pupil.

He said: “Charlie was such a remarkable young man who had such a bright future ahead of him.

“Our first thoughts are for Charlie’s family and I can say with confidence, that they have the heartfelt support and condolences of the whole Gad’s Hill community.”

Mr Craggs added that they have kept the school open as a mark of respect to Charlie, who was a keen sportsman, and to allow staff and students to share their grief following his sudden death.

A Kent police spokesman said: “Police were called at 10.30pm on March 8 to a sudden death of a 16-year-old boy at a private address in Cobham.

“The death is being treated as non-suspicious but unexplained at this time.”

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