Updated 6:15PM, Sept. 20, 2016.

Collinsville High School principal David Snider sent a all-school phone message Monday afternoon regarding a student that was ‘seriously injured’ this afternoon.

“At approximately 12:30 today, a student was seriously injured on the stairs at Collinsville High School,” Snider said.

After the incident, high school staff contacted medical emergency personnel and the student was airlifted by ARCH helicopter to St. Louis for treatment.

“Staff responded and contacted emergency medical personnel. The student’s family was notified and the student is receiving medical treatment,” the principal said. 

Collinsville High School is currently cooperating with an investigation with the Collinsville Police Department to discover how the incident occurred. At no time was the safety of other CHS students compromised.

Due to the severity of the injury involved, it is not unusual for the police to be conducting an investigation,” Collinsville Unit School District 10 superintendent, Dr.Robert Green said. 

“The student and the student’s family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” Snider’s message concluded.

Social workers and guidance counselors are available at the high school for students and staff as part of the HART response team.

Collinsville High School teacher Toni Geisen is collecting cards, gift cards, gas cards, and other items to pass along to the family. You can address them to:

2201 S. Morrison
Collinsville, IL 62344
C/O Toni Geisen

Follow the Collinsville Chronicle for further updates as they become available, www.collinsvillechronicle.com