Med­i­cal ‘lock down’ at Potts­grove High on first day

The Community Connection - - LOCAL NEWS - By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com

LOWER POTTS­GROVE » There was a bit more than the usual first-day-of-school ex­cite­ment Aug. 27 at Potts­grove High School.

Ac­cord­ing to a note posted on the district’s web­site, the school went into “med­i­cal lock­down” first thing in the morn­ing.

That means stu­dents and teach­ers had to clear the halls so a stu­dent could be taken by stretcher to an am­bu­lance.

Gary DeRenzo, the district’s direc­tor of com­mu­nity re­la­tions, said the stu­dent had a pre-ex­ist­ing med­i­cal con­di­tion that had been trig­gered Aug. 27.

“The stu­dent was taken by am­bu­lance to Pottstown Hos­pi­tal,” DeRenzo told Dig­i­tal First Me­dia.

“Our stu­dents and fac­ulty/staff re­sponded quickly to the Med­i­cal Lock­down, we ap­pre­ci­ate their as­sis­tance and co­op­er­a­tion,” Potts­grove High School Prin­ci­pal Wil­liam Ziegler wrote in his post.

Potts­grove High School

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