I’m going to die, said dairy allergy boy, 13
A SCHOOLBOY with a severe dairy allergy shouted ‘I’m going to die’ after he had a piece of cheese thrown at him at school and it went down his collar.
It took less than ten minutes for Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan to go from ‘absolutely fine’ to unconscious, an inquest heard yesterday.
He went into anaphylactic shock at William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford, West London, on June 28, 2017. He died in hospital on July 9. St Pancras Coroner’s court heard Karan (pictured) told teacher Lucjan Santos he had been hit by the cheese. Mr Santos said Karan was annoyed but calm. Minutes later he was showing symptoms of anaphylactic shock. Staff called 999 and used an epipen – which they didn’t know was a year out of date. Administrator Bonny Campbell said: ‘Almost immediately after that he went limp.’ The inquest continues.