A Birmingham Primary school has had part of its ceiling collapse with one child taken to hospital.

Nechells E-ACT Primary Academy was evacuated when a portion of a classroom ceiling fell on a group of year-two pupils on Thursday 10 May.

The academy said the child was taken to hospital as a “precaution” and the evacuation was also precautionary.

The school remains closed.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said its staff treated three children and one adult when they arrived at the scene.

A seven-year-old girl, Sara, said she was in the classroom when “half of the roof came down”.

She said she saw blood on her friend’s neck and the children “cried a lot because we were scared”

Nassir Khan, whose son attends the school, said he left his job nearby when he heard the ceiling collapsed, but nobody from the school contacted him or his wife.

His son was “very scared”, he said, and told him there was “lots of dust”.

The school said it will be “fully investigating” the cause of the ceiling collapse “at the earliest opportunity”.


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