A teenage boy was seriously injured in a school accident at Collinsville High School. According to school officials, the boy fell down a staircase on the west side of the building near the vocational wing. Witness say the boy was on his way to lunch on Monday. According to the Superintendent, the boy fell over a banister from the second floor. Two students witnessed the accident and ran to get help. The teenage boy was airlifted from the school's football field and remains hospitalized.
The police initially said this was a tragic accident, but they are conducting a thorough investigation to see if there is evidence of a criminal incident or negligence. Rumors have begun to surface at school and on social media regarding the events that led to the fall. Anyone with information is urged to call the Collinsville Police Department.
According to Collinsville High School officials, they are reviewing the staircase itself to see if anything can be changed to make it safer. Parents of the victim will not comment on his current condition but say they are thankful for the community’s support. Sources say his injury is serious but are unable to confirm specifics.
If your child has been injured at school, you may be able to recover compensation with a premises liability claim. Premises liability laws protect victims who are injured when on someone else's property, and there is proven negligence. To learn more about how a St. Louis premises liability lawyer can help you after an accident on school property, contact the law offices of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, and schedule a confidential appointment at no obligation or cost for you.