A COUNCILLOR has said he is happy a high school is doing all it can to look after its pupils.

The comments from Cllr David Stansfield, who represents the Helmshore ward, come after a Haslingden High student was hurt falling from a bridge the A56, near Haslingden Tesco supermarket, at around 1.15pm on Thursday.

Cllr Stansfield said he had a meeting on Friday with both the school’s headteacher and deputy head and said he was impressed by the processes that were already in place to look after pupils physical and mental wellbeing.

He said: “I have sat down with the school leadership and I am quite satisfied and happy with everything they have got in place.

"They have so many different set-up that the children can use to notify any teacher or senior staff members that they are not feeling well physically or mentally or they have any other kind of problem.

"I am satisfied everything is being done to ensure the needs of every child are being looked after and that it has been in place for some time.”

The teenager is in hospital recovering from his injuries and his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

It comes after Haslingden High sixth form student, Rachel Collins, died when she fell from a bridge in a similar spot on the A56 last October. An inquest earlier this week ruled her death was suicide.

Any witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage, should contact 101 quoting log 685 of January 9.