"All our thoughts are with Yasir’s family and friends"
A police investigation is underway after a schoolboy died five days after falling and hitting his head in the playground.
Ten-year-old Yasir Hussain was fatally injured at Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
It was heard that after he was taken home, he became unwell. Yasir was then rushed to hospital.
He died from his injuries in hospital on November 17, 2020, five days after the fall on November 12.
Headteacher Stephanie Prince said Yasir had a “real thirst for learning”.
In a statement, she said: “We are all so desperately sad that one of our much-loved pupils has died following a tragic accident.
“Yasir was quietly confident, hard-working, and determined to succeed.
“He had a real thirst for learning and he loved playing with his friends. We all desperately miss him already.
“All our thoughts are with Yasir’s family and friends, and we would respectfully request that their and our privacy is respected at this terribly difficult time.
“We are providing all support possible to our pupils to help them cope with their loss.”
On November 18, 2020, Miss Prince wrote a letter to parents:
“We are devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils, Yasir in SAO, has died.
“Today your child’s teachers had the sad task of informing the children of Yasir’s death. They were told that Yasir had died in hospital from an injury to his head.
“The tragic accident happened at school on Thursday 12th November.
“First aid was administered, the emergency services were called and the advice from the paramedic on duty was followed.
“Head injuries are very common in children. In the vast majority of cases, injuries are mild and have no lasting damage.
“In very rare and tragic cases like this, people can die as a result of a head injury.”
“This is an ongoing police investigation because this is the sudden death of a child and due to this we are unable to share any further details about the accident with you at this stage.”
Miss Prince confirmed a commemoration event would be held for the schoolboy in the near future.
Police are investigating the incident and have been interviewing staff and pupils at the school.
A spokesperson said: “A ten-year-old boy who suffered serious head injuries after falling at school on November 12, sadly passed away yesterday, November 17.
“We are continuing to work with the school to investigate the circumstances leading to this tragic death.”
Floral tributes to the schoolboy were left at the school.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were not called to the school.
A spokesperson said: “We were called at 12:58 pm on November 12 to reports of a medical emergency at Leigh Primary School.
“Based on the information provided by the school, the call was correctly categorised as a C3, which requires an ambulance to attend within two hours, 90% of the time.
“At 2:24 pm we received a second call in which we were told the patient’s condition had improved and we were stood down.
“However, the call assessor gave strong advice about what to do if the boys condition was to change, including immediately calling 999 should that happen.”