Friday 20 October 2017

Teen girl rushed to hospital after 15ft fall from school balcony

Gracemount High School Credit: Google Maps
Gracemount High School Credit: Google Maps

Graeme Murray

A pupil has been taken to hospital after falling 15ft from a balcony at school.

The 15-year-old girl is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the incident at Gracemount High School in the city on Friday morning.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh were called to an incident at Gracemount High School around 10.20am on Friday after a pupil fell 15ft from a balcony.

"The 15-year-old has been taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

"Inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances."

Council chiefs said the school remains open and investigations are continuing.

A City of Edinburgh Council spokeswoman said: "There was an accident at Gracemount High School this morning which unfortunately resulted in a female pupil being injured.

"Emergency services attended and she has been taken to hospital for treatment. The school remains open and pupils will leave at the normal time.

"We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident."

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