Pupils at a local primary school are being supported following the tragic death of Kane Morris.
The 10-year-old was found dead at a Coupar Angus flat on Sunday morning in tragic circumstances.
An eight-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in Ninewells Hospital.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested by police.
Officers continue to guard the Union Street property three days on. Kane’s death is being treated as murder.
Kane, a Coupar Angus Primary pupil of four years, was said to have been fascinated by wildlife.
Paying tribute to the youngster, Karen Reid , Chief Executive of Perth & Kinross Council. said: “Our heart-felt sympathies go to the family and friends of 10-year-old pupil Kane Morris who sadly died at the weekend.
“As a member of the school community for four years, Kane’s teachers and classmates in P6 describe a keen gardener who knew all about the local wildlife.
“He was full of fun and was known to everyone in the school. He will be sadly missed.
“Support will continue to be given to pupils at Coupar Angus Primary School to help them through this tragedy in their local community.
“As this is a live police investigation it would be inappropriate to comment in detail, however our thoughts and hopes are also with the young girl who remains in hospital after Sunday’s incident.”
The local community is rallying round in a bid to support Kane’s family.
An online fundraiser has been launched in a bid to raise at least £1,000 in his memory.