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City closes pathway behind Scarborough school after boy killed

Duncan Xu was struck by vehicle outside Kennedy Public School

Scarborough-Mirror Mar 06, 2018 Andrew Palamarchuk 
Boy struck

A makeshift memorial is set up at the spot where an 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in Scarborough on Tuesday, Feb. 27. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

The city has temporarily closed a pathway behind a Scarborough school in response to last week’s death of an 11-year-old boy.

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

CBC

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

City workers on Monday temporarily closed a walkway near the rear of Kennedy Public School, where an 11-year-old boy was fatally struck by a driver last month. 

Duncan Xu, 11, left school ‘laughing’ before he was struck and killed, principal says

Mayor John Tory meeting with staff to determine what more can be done to ensure safety in school zones

CBC News  Feb 28, 2018

An 11-year-old boy struck and killed as he left school Tuesday afternoon was remembered as a well-liked child who walked out of the building laughing with his friends.

Police and paramedics were called to Canongate Trail and Purcell Square, near Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. for reports that a child had been struck

The boy, identified as Duncan Xu by his school principal and a parent of a fellow student, was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition and died in hospital, Toronto police Const. Clint Stibbe told CBC Toronto.