Teenage hero saves another pupil’s life at Hellesdon High School

Angelo Antonio, right, saved Kieran Priestley's life when he collapsed at Hellesdon high school and

Angelo Antonio, right, saved Kieran Priestley's life when he collapsed at Hellesdon high school and had a hypoglycemic seizure. Photo: Bill Smith

A 15-year-old has been hailed a hero for saving the life of a fellow pupil when he had a fit in their school canteen.

Diabetic Kieran Priestley, 14, was feeling unwell during his lessons at Hellesdon High School on Wednesday morning, and noticing his blood sugar levels had dipped dangerously low, he went to the dining room.

But before he could get anything to eat, he collapsed and had a hypoglycemic seizure, which is when Angelo Antonio, 15, sprang into action.

The Year 11 pupil, who lives in Mile Cross, saw Kieran on the floor and did not hesitate to rush and help.

'I tried to force his mouth open and when I reached into the back of his throat I felt his tongue folded over so I held it down with my thumb and he started breathing and his face got some colour back.'


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Remarkably, Angelo has never had first aid training, and said he just knew what to do.

'I think it was just instinct,' he said. 'I treated him like he was my brother,'

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