The teenager was given first aid by a caretaker, and spent several days in Glenfield Hospital, Leicestershire, where he was subsequently diagnosed with a potentially life threatening medical condition, which could have caused him to collapse at any time.
A full investigation was carried out and, due to the age of both boys and the nature of the incident, it was agreed that a â€˜Restorative Justiceâ€™ approach was the best solution.
Sergeant Deb Barton, who is the Force lead in Restorative Justice, said: â€œI am working closely with both the victim and his family and the other boy and his parents to establish a conclusion that works for everyone.
â€œThe incident shouldnâ€™t have happened; however, it led to the victim receiving medical treatment that saved his life and has since identified a condition which could have caused him to collapse at another time.
â€œBut instead of progressing down the criminal justice route, the victimâ€™s family simply wanted to ensure the other boy was aware of what his actions led to, and the possible consequences that any sort of violence can have.
â€œRestorative Justice is also an important tool for us to quickly reintegrate the victim back into school.
â€œWe donâ€™t want to see young people criminalised for acting rashly or making a bad decision in the heat of the moment. Restorative Justice enables us to mediate between both parties and establish a solution that is best placed for all involved. It also ensures that both boys can now move on from what happened and put it behind them.â€
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