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A tragic incident unfolded during a school trip to Vietnam in September 2019, resulting in the death of 16-year-old Kilvington grammar school student, Lachlan Cook. The young student, who suffered from diabetes, experienced complications during the trip that ultimately led to his passing. A coroner’s report later concluded that his death was preventable, sparking legal actions against both the school and the travel company responsible for organizing the trip.

World Challenge Expeditions Pty Ltd, the travel company involved, faces charges for failing to ensure the safety of students on the trip, specifically those with medical conditions like diabetes. Additionally, Kilvington grammar school is also under scrutiny for not adequately safeguarding the health and safety of its students during the overseas excursion.

As the case progresses, it serves as a reminder of the critical importance of prioritizing student safety during educational trips. The legal proceedings are set to take place in the Melbourne magistrates court on 30 April, shedding light on the responsibilities that educational institutions and travel companies bear in ensuring the well-being of students under their care.


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Article Title: Melbourne private school Kilvington grammar charged over death of student after Vietnam excursion
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