POTTSTOWN PA – A medical emergency helicopter was called Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 24, 2013) to the Pottsgrove School District’s Ringing Rocks Elementary School to rush one of its young students, who was said to be suffering from “respiratory distress,” to a hospital.
The name of the student, his or her age, the nature or cause of the illness, and the receiving hospital were not identified in a late afternoon e-mail distributed by the district to Ringing Rocks’ parents. However, it said traffic had been restricted on School Lane – just south of the elementary building – because it was “closed pending departure” of the evacuation helicopter.
The child’s parents were notified, arrived at the school, and accompanied the student to the hospital, district Board of School Directors’ President Scott Fulmer added in a preface to its Tuesday night meeting. “Our prayers are with the child and the family,” he said, prompting nods from audience members who seemed to be aware of the situation.
On Facebook and in other social media venues, parents and others quickly offered their best wishes for safety and a healthy outcome. As of early Wednesday morning (Sept. 25), no update was available on the child’s condition.
Ringing Rocks serves about 450 students in kindergarten through second grade.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Sept. 24 meeting):
- Pottsgrove Looks At 3-Pronged Bus Routing Remedy
- Medical Emergency Rushes Helicopter To Ringing Rocks
- Pottsgrove Annual Executive Salaries Total $1.64M
- Giovanis Hired As Interim Middle School Principal
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