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Student tumbles at Meridian

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Emergency response personnel and Meridian Elementary staff members check on a fourth-grade student involved in an accident at the facility before he was taken for medical treatment Friday afternoon. The unidentified boy apparently suffered a broken arm after accidentally falling down a flight of stairs shortly after 2 p.m. [Order this photo]
* Officials end day early after boy falls down stairs

The Meridian Elementary school day came to an emotional end Friday after an accident.

According to officials at the scene, around 2 p.m., an unidentified 10-year-old fourth-grade male student apparently fell over a banister and fell down a flight of stairs from the second floor staircase.

"It appears to be just an unfortunate accident," Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger told The Brazil Times. "The school nurse is with the student, who was conscious and talking to his parent before being taken to Union Hospital in Terre Haute."

Members of Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare treated the boy for what appeared to be a broken arm and back pain before transport for further medical treatment. It is unknown if he suffered any other injuries at this time.

The students were about to released for the day at 2:30 p.m., which is why school officials kept students and faculty members in their respective classrooms until after the emergency response personnel left the facility. Several faculty members were with the injured student's family as they left for the hospital, while others helped keep the remaining students calm and appraising their arriving family members of what was happening.

"In an unusual situation like this, it's best to keep everyone calm," Reberger said. "That's why we kept students in class a little longer than normal."


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From my 4th grader...the staff at Meridian were awesome in handling this situation...Thanks to all the loving staff!

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, May 14, 2010, at 9:19 PM

that was a nice kid

-- Posted by bdecker97@gmail.com on Sat, May 15, 2010, at 9:29 PM

he still is a nice kid I dont know what bdecker is saying

-- Posted by kibbemi on Mon, May 17, 2010, at 9:47 AM

I hope the young person has no injuries more serious than a broke arm (which is bad enough).

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, May 17, 2010, at 1:24 PM


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