Boy taken to hospital with head injury after incident at Hellesdon High School involving traffic cone

Hellesdon High School. Picture: Google Maps

Hellesdon High School. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

A high school pupil in Hellesdon was taken to hospital with a head injury after an 'incident of poor behaviour' during the lunch break.

An ambulance was called to Hellesdon High School at about 1.45pm on Thursday after an incident on the school's playing field which saw a year seven boy injured.

The incident is thought to have involved two boys and resulted in one being hit on the head with a traffic cone.

The ambulance service said the boy, believed to be 12 years old, was breathing and conscious when they arrived at the scene to take him to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Police said they were informed about the incident by the school and were looking into the surrounding circumstances.

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Heads of school Mike Earl and Tom Rolfe said: 'An isolated lunchtime incident of poor behaviour led to one of our year seven pupils being hospitalised yesterday with a head injury after being struck by an object. We have provided emotional support for those students who have needed it throughout the day.'

'We were very pleased to receive information this morning indicating that the pupil concerned is making good progress and this is a relief to all within our school community.

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'Clearly, our immediate thoughts continue to be with the pupil concerned and his family.'

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