A 16-year-old boy who received a head injury this morning during gym class warm-ups at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter.
The school district refused to provide any information about the student other than his gender -- a supervisor at the Westmoreland County 911 center provided his age and the nature of his injury -- citing district policy.
Mary Catherine Reljac, the district's assistant superintendent, said the school nurse called 911. Emergency responders decided that "out of an abundance of caution" the teen should be transported by medical helicopter, according to a notification on the district's website.
It is not clear how the injury occurred or what the specific nature of the injury is.
The 911 call came in at 9:11 a.m., and the helicopter landed at the high school's soccer practice field.
A supervisor with Murrysville Medic One, the ambulance service, refused to release information about the helicopter transport and hung up on a reporter.
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