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Teacher falls from classroom window

PUBLISHED: 11:34 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:26 07 September 2010

A TEACHER fell from a first floor window on Tuesday – although the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Shocked students at Parliament Hill School gathered at windows and looked on in horror as the teacher, covered in blood, was attended by

A TEACHER fell from a first floor window on Tuesday - although the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear.

Shocked students at Parliament Hill School gathered at windows and looked on in horror as the teacher, covered in blood, was attended by paramedics and the air ambulance.

The incident happened a few minutes before the end of school and the teacher was taken to the Royal Free Hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition.

Dr John Clark, chairman of the governors, said: "There was a serious incident in school at the beginning of the week.

"A teacher sustained minor injuries after a fall from a window.

"No other members of staff or students were involved.

"Staff in the school acted promptly and effectively to look after their colleague. We are all enormously grateful to the emergency services whose response and speed in getting to the scene meant that the teacher was taken immediately to the hospital for medical care.

"The injuries are minor and everyone from the school wishes him a speedy recovery. The incident will be investigated as an accident by the Health and Safety Executive in the coming weeks who will advise the school of any further measures we might need to take."

Headteacher Sue Higgins added: "This was a terrible accident and we have been in contact with the family and are offering our support to pupils.


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