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Student falls from railing at Forestview Middle School

Forestview Middle School sent out a notice to families Friday stating a student was injured during the fourth hour of the day.

Main entrance at Forestview Middle School.
School staff and counselors will be available Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter for any additional support for students.
Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
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BAXTER — A student was injured Friday, Sept. 23, after they fell in a stairwell at Forestview Middle School, 12149 Knollwood Drive.

Forestview Middle School sent out a notice to families Friday stating that during the fourth hour of the day, a student crossed over a stairwell railing and hung on to the other side before falling into the stairwell.

The school liaison officer, school nurse and multiple staff members responded and the student was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

At the time of the incident, classes were in session and a limited number of students were in the area, the notice said. School staff met with these students and have been in contact with their families.

Forestview officials stated they were in contact with the family of the injured student and the family reports the student is doing well and expected to make a full recovery.

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Forestview Middle School staff and school counselors will be available on Monday to provide any additional support needed for students.

Editor's note: This story was updated Thursday, Sept. 29, to reflect the information from the district came from a notice sent out to Forestview Middle School families and not a news release.

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