Saline student who fell 30 feet in high school gym released from hospital
The 13-year-old boy who fell 30 feet from a balcony in the Saline High School gymnasium has been released from the hospital and is home recovering from facial injuries, school officials said.
The seventh-grader has not returned to school yet, however.
Steve Laatsch, assistant superintendent of instructional services at Saline schools, said beyond a few minor injuries to the face, the boy is doing well.
"That's good news," he added.
Meanwhile, the incident remains under investigation, though at this point school officials don't think there's reason to believe another student was involved.
"There's no indication there," Laatsch said.
Around 9 a.m. Monday, the 13-year-old was on a balcony in the gymnasium when he fell over a railing and landed 30 feet below on the gym floor. At the time, the seventh-grade boy was in a fitness class offered to students at the middle school, officials said.