On Wednesday morning, January 4th, police were sent to West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina after a student was reportedly pushed from a balcony, CBS 12 stated.
In a statement released by Matthew Dowdell, the school’s principal, the altercation between the two teenagers transpired in between the second and third block of classes. After the incident occurred, administrators and nurses called authorities, and the injured student was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. Despite the height he fell from, the teen only suffers from a sprained knee and wrist.
“That’s not no small drop,” a student from West Florence High School explained in an interview. “It’s a really good distance of a drop and there’s like, little brick things that people sit on that he could have fallen onto. And I was really concerned as to what could have happened to him from falling like that.”
Principal Dowdell says an investigation was conducted by school officials and has given all of the information to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. As of now, no arrests have been made. He claims that West Florence “prides itself on keeping our school a safe learning environment.”