Pupil falls from balcony at Gracemount High

A 15-year-old fell from a balcony. Picture; Google
A 15-year-old fell from a balcony. Picture; Google
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Police Scotland have confirmed that a 15-year-old girl has fallen from a balcony at Gracemount High School at approximately 10.45am this morning.

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Picture; Google

Picture; Google

The pupil has been taken to hospital and injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Pupils throughout the school were informed of the incident by teachers.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to an incident at Gracemount High School around 10.20 am today, Friday 18th November after a pupil fell 15ft from a balcony.

“The 15-year-old has been taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“Enquiries are on-going into the full circumstances.”

A council spokesperson said: “There was an incident at Gracemount High School this morning, which unfortunately resulted in a female pupil being injured.

“Emergency services attended and she has been taken to hospital for treatment. The school remains open and pupils will leave at the normal time. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

More information to follow.