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Boy is put in coma after ‘altercation’ at school canteen – as police arrest two

Mother shares heartbreaking pictures of her 13-year-old son in hospital after school ‘altercation’ put him in coma and made his heart stop twice

  • Oliver Whitehead was airlifted to hospital from school in East Riding, Yorkshire 
  • Was so badly injured that his heart stopped twice and doctors put him in coma 
  • Two schoolboys have been arrested over the incident in the school canteen 

A mother has shared heartbreaking pictures of her son in hospital after he was put in a coma during an ‘altercation’ in his secondary school canteen.

Oliver Whitehead, 13, was airlifted to Leeds General hospital from his school in East Riding, Yorkshire on Friday afternoon.

He was so badly injured that his heart stopped twice and doctors resuscitated him before putting him in an induced coma.

Two schoolboys have been arrested over the incident but it’s not clear exactly what happened. 

Oliver Whitehead, 13, was airlifted to Leeds General hospital from his school in East Riding, Yorkshire on Friday afternoon

Oliver (pictured) was so badly injured that his heart stopped twice and doctors resuscitated putting in an induced coma

Oliver (pictured) was so badly injured that his heart stopped twice and doctors resuscitated putting in an induced coma

The schoolboy’s shattered mother, Leanne Tindale, shared pictures on Sunday night of him on his hospital bed with tubes protruding from his nose.

She told MailOnline: ‘When Oliver was in a coma I was extremely worried. But thankfully he’s getting there and is recovering on the heart ward now.’

Ms Whitehead said doctors need to conduct more tests to find out why his heart stopped twice.

She said Oliver is confused can’t remember what happened.  

Police are investigating the incident. A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: ‘We were called to reports of an altercation at a school in the East Riding area on Friday morning, just after 11am.

‘A teenage boy was taken to hospital after falling unconscious shortly after the incident. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

‘Two teenage boys were arrested in connection with the incident, both have been bailed while inquiries continue.’ 

The schoolboy's shattered mother, Leanne Tindale, shared pictures on Sunday night of him on his hospital bed with tubes protruding from his nose

The schoolboy’s shattered mother, Leanne Tindale, shared pictures on Sunday night of him on his hospital bed with tubes protruding from his nose

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