An inquest has opened into the death of a Langley Mill man, who was discovered by sixth formers on a pathway by their school.
Emergency services were alerted at 12.34pm on Tuesday, April 16, when four teenagers at Ripley Mill Hill School spotted Glen Duncan, 30, lying down on a pathway, which runs along the side of the premises.
He was immediately taken to King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield by paramedics, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
An inquest to determine how he died was opened on Friday at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners’ Court.
Two men, aged 32 and 29, and two women, aged 32 and 24, have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of drugs offences in relation to the death, a police spokesperson told The News this week.
Head teacher at Mill Hill, Sarah Graham, said the four girls who discovered Mr Duncan were returning from a lunch period and dialled 999 themselves.
She said: “They reported seeing a man on the floor - they were quite distressed.
“We immediately organised help for the girls. we did everything we could to support them.”
She added: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends and with the emergency services who so swiftly and professionally dealt with this.”
Several people have paid tribute to Mr Duncan on social networking site Facebook.
Pal Gemma Biddle wrote: ‘One of the good ones! R.i.p gone but not forgotten xx.’