STUDENT ‘FALLS OFF BALCONY’ AT COWES ENTERPRISE COLLEGE

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UPDATED: Emergency services are attending Cowes Enterprise College this afternoon (Wednesday) where it is understood a female student has ‘fallen’ from a balcony.

Reports indicate that the student has been seriously injured in the incident, which has prompted the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to respond to the scene alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Ambulance resources and Police were called to the school at around 12:15.

There has been some suggestion made from those inside the building that the student may have jumped – although this is unconfirmed.

Students have been placed on lockdown whilst the incident is ongoing.

UPDATE @ 14:00 – A 15-year-old girl has been rushed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

It remains unclear at this time if her injuries have been sustained as a result of a fall or a jump.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 12.57pm to reports of a teenage girl suffering serious injuries understood to be as a result of a fall from height at Cowes Enterprise College.

“The injuries are not deemed life-threatening.

“Officers are on scene at this time, but the circumstances are not being treated as suspicious.”

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has now taken off from the college and has returned to the mainland.

Meanwhile students have returned to lessons as normal having been placed on lockdown for up to an hour.

UPDATE @ 15:07 – Rachel Kitley, Principal of Cowes Enterprise College, said:

“One of our students is being treated in hospital for injuries that are serious but not considered life-threatening, after a fall today.

“Our thoughts are with her, her family and friends.

“As an Academy we are providing every help we can for our students and staff, including making professional counselling available. We would ask that the family’s and the school’s privacy is respected”.

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