Sister’s tribute to Keane Wallis-Bennett

Keane Wallis-Bennett. Picture: comp
Keane Wallis-Bennett. Picture: comp
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THE sister of tragic schoolgirl Keane Wallis-Bennett has paid a moving tribute to her “beautiful baby sister” a month after her death.

A video of precious family snaps showing Keane with her closest family has been posted online by her half-sister, Rebecca Nicholson-Bennett.

Rebecca accompanied the video with the heart-rending message: “Four weeks today . . . I keep waiting for you to come in.”

Keane, 12, died on April 1 when a free-standing modesty wall inside the “old gym building” at Liberton High School collapsed on her.

Police and city council officials are still investigating why the wall came down.

Rebecca’s video collage of pictures includes snaps taken at Christmas showing Keane enjoying the company of her little brother, Ryan, 11, and other sister, Kirsty.

In another she appears to be in the Edinburgh restaurant run by her father, Clark Bennett.

Writing on her social media page, she said: “Four weeks today babe and it still doesn’t feel real.

“I keep waiting for you to come in and make me laugh or post cute selfies on instagram.

“Missing you so much little one. My beautiful baby sister. Sleep tight. Sweet dreams.”

Meanwhile, it has emerged a two-minute silence will be held by the city council at its meeting today to remember both Keane, pictured below, and former MSP Margo MacDonald, who died last month.

Although Keane’s immediate family are yet to speak out about her tragic death, the youngster’s grandmother, Alison Wallis, blasted council officials and said that her granddaughter would still be alive if it were not for money spent on Edinburgh’s trams rather than maintaining schools.

Council leader Andrew Burns paid tribute a month on.

He said: “I, like everyone across the city and across the country, was truly shocked and saddened by the tragic incident at Liberton High School a month ago today.

“My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Keane Wallis-Bennett’s family, friends and the whole school community.

“I would like to pay tribute to headteacher Stephen Kelly and his staff for all they have done, and continue to do, during this incredibly difficult time.

“It’s vitally important that we understand the cause of this tragedy and we are continuing to work very closely with Police Scotland, and the Health and Safety Executive, as part of their ongoing investigations.

“As a parent of a secondary school child myself, I know just how important it is that we find out exactly what happened.”