Boy, 13, 'happy slapped into a coma' in school corridor

Boy, 13, 'happy slapped into a coma' in school corridor
Published: 2016 June 02 08:09:14 (9445 Views)
A 13-year old boy was left fighting for his life after a bully punched him in the head in a 'happy slap' attack in a school corridor.

Tommy Allery was smacked in the back of the head twice by a boy while a gang of the thug's friends filmed.

The schoolboy attacker, 14, then vowed to "finish him off" before landing a near-fatal blow on Tommy's temple.

Tommy, who never took his hands out of his pockets as he was attacked, walked off before collapsing from a brain bleed 20 seconds later.

He has lost his short-term memory, which could take up to two years to return, and will never be able to drive, fly or play contact sports.

Yesterday his mum, Clo Marques, said: "I feel like I'm grieving for my son – I'm never going to get my Tommy back.

"I've got this new Tommy, but not my old one. I miss him so much."

Shocking video footage of the attack shows the boy throw three punches in quick succession, while someone shouts "rudeboy" in the background.

All five boys who filmed the sickening attack and the bully ran off, leaving Tommy for dead – with just one witness alerting teachers to what had happened.

Tommy insisted he hadn't taken anything and would not admit he had been punched by the boy, who had been bullying him for months, until his dad arrived shortly after.

Clo says the ambulance took more than half-an-hour to arrive as the case was marked as "non-urgent" – despite his worrying condition.

Tommy began fitting and throwing up shortly before the ambulance arrived and he was tranquillised after he had a seizure on his journey to nearby Watford General Hospital, Herts.

He was rushed for emergency surgery after CT scans showed a bleed on his brain and heavy pressure in his head.

Once he was stabilised, he was sent to Great Ormond Street Hospital's neurosurgery unit for further life-saving operations and remained in a coma for 12 days.

His dad John Allery, 48, said: "It was the hardest thing I've ever had to see.

"I just burst into tears when I saw him in the recovery room, I couldn't handle it. His mum stayed by his side the whole time, I don't know how she did it. She was so strong."

Tommy had five more operations during his two-and-a-half month stay at the children's hospital and died twice after the final op, including once in his dad's arms.

His devastated mum moved to London to be near the Year 9 pupil while he was treated at Great Ormond Street, forcing her other son Louis, who is autistic and studying for his GCSEs, to move in with his grandmother.

Tommy now needs physio every week and has been fitted with a shunt that drains fluid from his brain, heart and stomach, which he will need for life.

"I know he'll never be the same Tommy he was. He should be out chasing girls but he's just at home in bed all day. It's ruined the best years of his life."

The mum claims the attacker was a known bully, who had been picking on Tommy, and many others, for months.

The 13-year-old said he did not tell his parents about the extent of the bullying as he "didn't want to make it worse".

Shockingly the horror attack has allegedly sparked a sick trend at the school in the style of "happy slapping" videos, where pupils slap one another in the back of the head as hard as they can and call it "doing a Tommy".

The school's headteacher said: "An altercation occurred between two Year 9 boys at the end of school on the afternoon of 6 January 2016. The incident resulted in one of the students being punched and subsequently taken to hospital with a serious head injury.

"The school immediately called ambulance service, accurately describing the apparent nature of the injuries to the student. At no time were the injuries either exaggerated or downplayed.

The headteacher added: "The altercation in January was an isolated incident and there is no evidence that similar violent or disrespectful behaviour is prevalent in the school."

East of England Ambulance Service said: "We received a call on 6th January at 3.37pm to reports of an incident in [Hertfordshire] to which we sent one ambulance crew.

"The call was coded as a 'green' – serious but not life-threatening – call, based on the information provided by the caller.

"The green call requires an ambulance response within 30 minutes and in this case we were able to get an ambulance on scene at 4.07pm. At the scene, a teenage male was treated for a head injury before being taken to Watford General Hospital."

Source - Sun

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