Student dies one week after falling down stairwell at Hickory middle school

Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT
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HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A 13-year-old 8th grader at Northview Middle School died on Monday afternoon after suffering serious injuries on March 25 from falling down an open stairwell.

The student reportedly lost his balance, causing the fall, and was airlifted shortly after the accident to Charlotte for emergency treatment.

Administrators at Northview Middle have reached out to parents about the matter and plan to have counselors available at the school beginning on Tuesday for students and staff.

Hickory City Schools spokesperson Beverly Snowden released a brief statement on the incident, stating that, “Our hearts are broken across the school district tonight.”

No further information has been released at this time.

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