A student medical emergency and a trespasser led to two lockdowns at Richland High School Friday morning.
The student reportedly passed out and hit their head on the concrete of the school’s courtyard at 7:55 a.m., district officials said. An administrator immediately called 911 and an ambulance arrived and took the student to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, while also placing the school in a non-critical lockdown to avoid interference with paramedics.
The student’s status was not immediately available.
Shortly after that first lockdown was lifted, a staff member in the physical education department reported there was a 20-year-old male riding a scooter in the upper foyer of the gym. The man ran when security approached him and 911 was called, again placing the school into lockdown.
The man got into a car and left campus but a staff member was able to write down the vehicle’s license plate number. Richland police reportedly stopped the vehicle soon after it left the school and arrested the man, district officials said. Richland police were not immediately available for comment.
“There were anywhere from 15 to 20 staff members involved in this morning’s activities and I am extremely proud of everyone,” said Principal Tim Praino in a memo to district administrators.