Elkmont Student Airlifted Following Medical Incident
November 02, 2016
Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk on Wednesday confirmed a student at Elkmont High School was airlifted from campus following a medical incident
Sisk said a 10-year-old girl began experiencing a seizure and fell out of her desk and became non-responsive. The girl has no history of medical problems, the superintendent added.
A teacher activated the Rave Panic Button to call for help, at which time a school nurse arrived on scene. The nurse decided to call for emergency services, who were also unable to wake the student, Sisk said.
A MedFlight helicopter was called to the school and the campus was placed on “soft lockdown” to keep students and teachers away from the helicopter and first responders. The child was transported to Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children for treatment, Sisk said.
Elkmont Principal Bill Tribble said later Wednesday afternoon the girl was awake at the hospital and feeling better, but would likely be at the hospital another couple of days for testing.