Teenager in coma after punch-up at school

Gary Lewis, headteacher at Kings Langley School
Gary Lewis, headteacher at Kings Langley School

A teenage boy is in a coma after being rushed to hospital following a fight at school.

The 13-year-old sustained a serious head injury after a fight broke out at the gates of King Langley School on Wednesday afternoon (January 6).

He was taken to Watford General Hospital before being transferred to a London hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Gary Lewis, headteacher at Kings Langley School, said: “An altercation occurred between two Year 9 boys at the end of school and no one else was involved.

“The incident resulted in one of the students being punched.

“Unfortunately, this student is now being treated in hospital for a head injury and his condition is currently causing serious concern.

“At this time, our thoughts are very much with the student, his family and friends and we are doing everything possible to support everyone involved.

“The police are currently investigating the incident and therefore it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has now been released on police bail until January 31.

Detective Inspector Sam Khanna, from Herts Police, said: “At this time no-one else is believed to have been involved.

“We fully appreciate the impact an incident of this nature can have on the school and wider community however, events such as these are highly unusual.

“We will continue to work closely with the school.”