Elementary School Students Asked to Stay Inside During Incident at Nearby Park
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC)—Students,
faculty and staff at Tussing Elementary School were asked to stay indoors for
approximately 30 minutes Thursday morning, as Colonial Height Fire & EMS
responded to a medical emergency at nearby Fort Clifton Park.
Around 11 a.m. on Jan. 16, a
passerby found a man in the park who was suffering from severe burns on 90
percent of his body. According to police, the man was injured during an isolated,
likely self-inflicted incident and did not pose a threat to the community.
However, because the park is located
behind Tussing Elementary, police and first responders asked that faculty,
staff and students remain inside the building so that they could land a
MedFlight helicopter and attend to the injured man's medical needs. This was not a formal lockdown situation.