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Teacher who died suddenly was 'talented' and 'enthusiastic'

Teacher Caroline Flynn died suddenly on Tuesday

Tributes have been paid after a "talented and enthusiastic" teacher died suddenly.

Caroline Flynn (50), a French and Spanish teacher at Laurelhill Community College in Lisburn, Co Antrim died on Tuesday.

The school announced: "It is with sadness we have to announce the death of one of our serving members of staff, Ms Caroline Flynn".

"Ms Flynn was a valued member of staff for over 25 years," it said in a statement.

"We are deeply saddened by her passing on Tuesday 23rd October 2018."

The school's annual prize-giving evening, which had been due to take place last night, was cancelled as a mark of respect.

Several former pupils paid tribute to Ms Flynn on social media.

One pupil wrote: "Such a talented teacher who was so enthusiastic about her subject and the children she taught".

Another said: "Ms Flynn clearly made a positive impact on so many of her pupils including mine - such a massive loss".

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