Kansas

Olathe middle school student found numb in swimming pool

 

OLATHE, Kan. – An emergency at a Johnson County school ended in a student being rushed to the hospital.

The Olathe Fire Department confirmed that emergency crews responded to a near-drowning at Prairie Trail Middle School around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The department referred FOX4 to Broadcastify, a site that broadcasts police and fire radio broadcasts, for more information on emergency response.

According to audio streamed via Broadcastify, the 11-year-old student was found unconscious in the school swimming pool and the school nurse performed CPR on the student before emergency crews arrived.

The Olathe school district declined to provide more information about the emergency, citing student privacy laws.

He advised families with students in middle school. In an email, the district said the school was in lockdown for a short time due to the medical emergency.

At no point were students or staff in danger as there was not a threat but a medical emergency. Classes have resumed and school will continue as usual for the rest of the day.

Jenna Jones, Prairie Trail Middle School

The school district has not released information about the student’s condition.

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