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Girl suffers huge brain injury after being ‘dropped on her head’ at school

A 13-year-old girl has been left with a life-changing brain injury after allegedly being “dropped on her head” in the school playground.

Neeka Atkinson is said to have been picked up by a boy she “didn't know” by her neck before being dropped on her head.

It happened in the playground at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull on Friday (July 8), reports to Hull Live.

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Her sister Alisha said: “From what we know, he picked her up by her neck at first and then slammed her head first into the concrete, then walked away laughing and said 'it's funny she deserves it'.

“She began fitting and her eyes were rolling and she was being sick.

“Neeka was rushed to hospital, they induced her into a coma and did a CT scan immediately.”

Specialists tragically found that she had a huge blood clot and bleed on her brain and she was then rushed into emergency surgery, where she spent the next four hours.

Alisha continued: “They don’t have the facilities to keep her in Hull Royal, so she is waiting for a transfer to either Leeds or Sheffield.

“They said any further hospitals they try to send her to will be too far and she won’t make it.”

Neeka is awake in hospital, but has lost the use of the left side of her face.

She is also finding it heart to speak, and asked a relative if she was “dead” because she can't move.

A Humberside Police investigation is now underway.

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Helen Winn, the school's new Executive Principal, said: “We are all desperately worried about our 13-year-old student following an incident last week.

“All our thoughts are with her, her family and her friends at this very difficult time.

“Because of the police involvement in the case, we are unable to say anything further at this stage.”

Humberside Police confirmed that a teenage boy was interviewed to “establish the circumstances”.

A GoFundMe has been set up to fund the costs of accommodation, travel to Sheffield and costs of any rehabilitation Neeka will need to go through.

So far, it has raised more than £3,540.

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