A sixth-grade boy at West Middle School was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after suffering a head injury while playing basketball in the school gymnasium.
West Principal Myron Melton said the student ran into a wall in the gym during the basketball game and appeared to have injured his head. He declined to identify the student.
"We always err on the side of caution in that case," Melton said. "if we think there's any possibility of a head injury or further injury, we just want to be fully cautionary and make sure he's getting any medical attention he might need."