Updated at 4.20pm on Monday, June 8
Uckfield Community Technology College says that a pupil taken ill after an exam last week remains in a “stable” condition in hospital.
Headteacher Hugh Hennebry, said: “The boy and his family are in the thoughts and hearts of all our students, staff and parents. We all wish him a speedy and full recovery.”
The college said the boy had finished his computing GCSE and was waiting to leave the examination room when he collapsed. Paramedics attended to him and took him to hospital by ambulance. An air ambulance came to the site but was not used.
“He was stable on the day and remains stable in hospital.”
Updated at 8.10am, June 4, 2015
Uckfield Community Technology College staff have been praised by the mother of a 16-year-old boy taken to hospital yesterday.
Kathryn Efford said on the Uckfield News Facebook page that it was her son Joshua who was taken ill. He had a cardiac arrest and was, last night, in an induced coma.
Kathryn said: “He is still with us thanks to the wonderful staff at UCTC.” She added that Joshua would be having detailed scans today and she thanked all for kind words.
Another mother Janice Hazeldene Moorey also praised UCTC. She said: “My lad caught him as he fell towards his table and was obviously quite traumatised, but once again the school not only looked after the poor lad but my son as well.”
She added: “We are all sending positive thoughts and love to him and his family.”
From our original story on June 3, 2015
Two ambulances, an air ambulance, two police cars and one unmarked emergency services car attended a ‘medical incident’ at Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) this morning.
Police said a teenager was taken to hospital in ‘serious condition’. A spokesperson said:
“An ambulance was called after a 16-year-old boy suffered breathing difficulties at Uckfield Community Technology College, at 10.55am.
“The air ambulance landed but the boy was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by road in a serious condition.”
A spokesman for UCTC said: “A student at Uckfield Community College was taken seriously ill today. Paramedics attended to him and took him to hospital by ambulance.
“He is stable. An air ambulance came to the site but was not used. Students and staff wish him a speedy recovery.”
Added at 12.55pm, June 4
Principal Hugh Hennebry said in an email to parents today: “I must take this opportunity to express my thanks to all our students for their exemplary behaviour yesterday when a student was sadly taken seriously ill.
“Their calm and mature manner meant our staff team and the emergency services were able to give the student the care he needed.”