Student medflighted after incident at Prairie du Chien High School

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By Correne Martin

A 16-year-old boy was medflighted to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse after he reportedly jumped from the Prairie du Chien High School roof Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, according to the PdC Police Department.

“We were called to assist EMS at the high school,” Police Chief Chad Abram said. “He was treated at the scene by Tri-State Ambulance and later sent by MedLink Air to La Crosse.”

Abram wasn’t aware of the boy’s condition on Thursday.

The chief noted that when officers arrived on scene, they did not speak to the boy, as the primary emergency was medical attention at that point.

In an email sent to high school students Wednesday, Principal Andy Banasik stated, “We did have a student accident occur today at the high school. The student will be hospitalized for a few days. Please stay supportive of each other and any questions/concerns on the student accident should be directed to Mr. Banasik or stop in the office.”

According to Abram, the incident involved nothing criminal. He said the department won’t be investigating the matter and that the school district is now responsible for speaking to the boy and other students in addressing what and how it happened. He said the department would be available to the district if it was desired that officers come in and speak about issues such as peer pressure, bullying or other actions.

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