A TERRIFIED teenager was rushed to hospital after impaling his arm on a metal fence in a freak accident in Stafford.
The 15-year-old had to undergo surgery after sustaining the serious injury at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School.
The Newsletter understands the year 11 pupil was playing football when the ball went over the fence. He was injured as he tried to retrieve the ball.
One mother, who asked not to be named, said the boy was hurt when he went over to get the ball.
“There was blood everywhere,” she said.
The incident happened at 1.45pm on Tuesday at the Rowley Avenue School and a land ambulance and the air ambulance attended the scene.
Phil Smith, headteacher at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School in Stafford, said: “I can confirm that a 15-year-old student was involved in an accident at school and sustained a serious arm injury.
"The air ambulance was called out and the student was airlifted to hospital, where he underwent surgery.
“We are currently investigating what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and his family.
"Everyone at the school wishes him a speedy recovery and hopes that he will be back at school again soon.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called just after 1.45pm.
"A 15-year-old boy somehow impaled his arm on a metal fence. He sustained an injury to his left elbow. He was given pain relief at the scene and airlifted to UHNS.”