A West Brunswick High School student was struck by a motor vehicle traveling N.C. Highway 130 on Thursday morning, March 16, Principal Jonathan Paschal said in a statement.
The Shallotte Police Department said in a statement that they received a call at 7:05 a.m. about a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian outside WBHS.
"Upon arriving on scene at 7:07 a.m., officers located a student of WBHS that had been hit by a motor vehicle while attempting to cross Whiteville Road on foot towards the school," the department's statement reads. "Assistance was rendered on scene by first responders, and the student was transported by Brunswick County EMS to Grand Strand Medical Center with serious injuries. At this time our agency is conducting an investigation, and no charges have been filed against the driver of the motor vehicle.
Paschal said in his statement, "We understand that this news may be unsettling for our school community. We are working closely with local authorities and emergency services to investigate the accident and provide support to our student and their family. Our Brunswick County Schools Crisis Response Team has been on campus and available all day for students and faculty."
The principal also reminded students, parents and staff to exercise caution when driving and walking near the school, particularly around drop-off and pick-up times.
"As a reminder, we emphasize the importance of dropping off and picking up students in the designated zone directly in front of the school building."
This is a developing story. The Brunswick Beacon will provide updates as they are learned.
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