Boy dies in school playground clash

The family of a 12-year-old boy who died after a suspected playground fight have demanded to know why teachers did not intervene to help their son, who suffered from a heart condition.

Rashid Femi collapsed during the alleged tussle with another pupil at Chingford foundation school – David Beckham’s old school – in east London on Wednesday afternoon. He was rushed to hospital but was dead on arrival.

The boy’s mother, Fatma Femi, 37, said yesterday that the school knew about Rashid’s heart condition and should have watched him more closely.

“The school knew. I filled it in on the forms,” she said. “They should have kept an eye on him. Where were the teachers?

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