Student Hospitalized After Apparent Fall From Bathroom Window

Counselors were made available to remaining Morgan Park Academy students

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    A boy somehow fell from a third-story window at Morgan Park Academy Friday morning. Anthony Ponce reports. (Published Friday, May 9, 2014)

    A Morgan Park Academy student was hospitalized Friday morning after apparently falling out of a bathroom window.

    Mercedes Sheppard, the interim head of the school, said the student was conscious when he was found by school personnel after falling out a third floor window of Hansen Hall to a parking lot below at about 9 a.m.

    She said the student fell but didn't know how or why. The student was alone, she said.

    The student was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The boy's family was with him, Sheppard said.

    The head of the school declined to identify the age of the student or the grade he was in but said he was a middle school student.

    Counselors were made available to the remaining students.

    "This is the first time I've heard of anything like this," said Ophelia Carlton, who picked up her sevent grade daughter early after classes were cancelled. "It's a nice community school."

    The school, located at 2153 W. 111th Street, in Chicago, is a private, independent K-12 school which offers "a rigorous, liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum," according to its website. It's existed since 1873 and has a little more than 400 students.

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