Archive for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Child injured at Raintree school expected to leave hospital

June 5, 2012


A 4-year-old boy was expected to be released from Children’s Mercy Hospital Tuesday after an incident at the pool Monday at Raintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton Parkway.

“He’s fine. He had a good night,” said Lleanna McReynolds, Raintree’s head of school. “All the tests came back fine.”

McReynolds said she had last spoken to the boy’s parents Tuesday morning and that they planned to take him home later in the day.

The boy was flown via LifeStar helicopter ambulance to the Kansas City, Mo., hospital about 5 p.m. Monday. He was playing in the school’s pool when he slipped and hurt his head, McReynolds said. Staff members did remove him from the water. He appeared to be fine, but the school called medics as a precaution.

“We’re just really proud of all the staff and how quickly they took action,” McReynolds said. “It all had the best outcome.”


sherbert 1 year, 10 months ago

Kids are kids and accidents sometimes happen, despite excellent supervision. Glad the child is okay and hope it doesn't become a big lawsuit. It could happen anywhere.


Roland Gunslinger 1 year, 10 months ago

Right on. Glad the little one is going to be alright.


SofaKing 1 year, 10 months ago

How cool. A pool. In a school.


pilch 1 year, 10 months ago

You nailed it right on. Plus their are lawyers to worry about.


mamaknows 1 year, 10 months ago

So glad this young boy is going to be fine. If you are under the age of 16 Lawrence does not have a pediatric neurologist and you have to see someone in Kansas City. Head injuries can be very complicated and if the brain is bleeding or swelling a patient can quickly go from being fine to life threatening. Meaning you would need a pediatric neurosurgeon fast. So my guess is error on the side of caution so if things do take a bad turn you have the right doctors and equipment available.


Isabelle 1 year, 10 months ago

Anybody know what time the actual incident happened and what time an ambulance was called?


d_prowess 1 year, 10 months ago

I am glad to hear the boy is fine, but does anyone else find it strange that Raintree thought the boy was fine and only called medics as a precaution, but then the boy was life-flighted to Children's Mercy? Obviously the trained medics saw something much more concerning than the non-medically trained teachers did, but I am curious as to what that might be.


middlemgmt 1 year, 10 months ago

So glad that this little one is making a full recovery. I'm sure it was terrifying for the parents and the staff.


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