Investigation Concluded For Collinsville Student's Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The Collinsville Police Department has decided the death of a student in a
school accident was the result of horseplay. On September 16, a student at Collinsville
High School fell from a stair banister and died days later from his injuries.
The CPD interview several students and witnesses to determine if there
was criminal intent. After weeks of investigation, the authorities released
a statement on Friday saying the accident was a result of three boys playing
around. The student, a freshman at Collinsville High School, attempted
to slide down the banister on a set of stairs. A friend of the victim
told police he pushed the boy down the banister to help him go faster.
The student lost his balance and fell from the second floor to the first floor.
The case comes to a close as police and school officials have labeled the
death a tragic accident. Collinsville High School officials said they
have looked into the safety of the stairs to determine if changes need
to be made. It is unknown if the school is making any changes. The parents
of the victim have not said publicly how they feel about the conclusion
of the police investigation.
The wrongful death of a young child can devastate a family forever. If
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