Jeddah— A 15-year-old student died of fatal head injuries following a fight in the classroom at an intermediate school in Jeddah.
The Jeddah governorate police and the Jeddah Education Department have started a probe into the incident, Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learned.
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The police received information about the quarrel between two students at the Granada Intermediate School in Ameer Fawaz district in eastern Jeddah.
The argument and the subsequent fight between the students resulted in the death of one of them.
Sources revealed to Okaz/Saudi Gazette that one student bashed the head of the other on a table, sustaining head injuries leading to bleeding that caused his death.
The fight occurred among other students in the third-grade intermediate classroom.
An attempt was made for artificial respiration to save his life but to no avail. The school authorities immediately called the Saudi Red Crescent ambulance to take the student to the hospital.
The Jeddah Education Department has started taking administrative measures following the incident. The class teacher was absent from the classroom when the quarrel took place.
The authorities are also investigating complaints that there is no five-minute break between two periods in Ramadan. Unlike the other months of the academic year.