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A Calhoun County school district student was sent to a Victoria hospital Thursday afternoon after an attempt to go over a second-story fire escape, according to Calhoun County ISD officials.

According to a school district news release, a Travis Middle School student attempted to “advance their self” over a fire escape located on the second story of the middle school.

The student was secured by Travis Middle School administrators until emergency responders arrived to safely guide the student back onto the second floor.

Superintendent Larry Nichols said the incident occurred about 2:30 p.m., and the student was sent to DeTar Hospital Navarro for observation.

District officials said they could not comment further about the student because of privacy laws.

“Thanks to the quick action of the staff and emergency responders, they were able to place the student back in a secure position away from the fire escape,” Nichols said.

He said the district appreciates the quick response of the school’s administrators, the Port Lavaca Fire Department and Calhoun County EMS.

Amber Aldaco reports on education for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at or 361-580-6303.

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Amber Aldaco is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She's covered various events in the Crossroads including a zoo rescue, a biker funeral and a state meeting with the governor. She enjoys singing with her significant other.

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