Information about February 8, 2016 incident at Lake Middle School

On February 8, 2016 a Lake Middle School student accidentally had his finger shut in a door at 1:00 p.m. causing the tip of the finger to be severed.  Immediately after the accident, Lake Local Schools' personnel took the young man to the restroom to get the finger wrapped and to get the bleeding stopped. At 1:02, the student was taken to the middle school office where our secretary, who is a licensed athletic trainer, immediately took over and treated the wound. She was also assisted by one of our custodians who is a retired EMT. Mr. Ackerman called the mother of the student at 1:07 to notify her of the situation and she dispatched a relative to the middle school to pick him up. The family member arrived at the middle school between 1:20 and 1:25 to take the injured student for medical attention. Before leaving campus, the family member stopped at the high school to pick up an additional student.

A couple of points worth noting: 

  1. The young man was never left unattended.
  2. The young man never fell, lost consciousness, or was concussed.
  3. There was minimal blood loss. 
  4. During the fifteen to twenty minutes in the office, the student was texting and talking about the Super Bowl in a calm, coherent manner.

Message from the Superintendent:

Welcome to the website of the Lake Local School District.  As you go through this site or if you join us on campus for an event, we hope that you enjoy our facilities and are respectful of them as well.

We are proud of our students, staff, and the graduates we produce as well as the successes they enjoy. We have established a culture of success and our students expect to be excellent.

For our students who are interested in skilled trades, Penta Career Center offers a viable and mutually beneficial partnership.  For post-graduate work, Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, and Owens Community College are in close proximity.

Our board of education is very cost conscious in its decision-making and there is a constant effort to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars.

I encourage you to navigate your way around our website and see what it is like to be a Flyer!  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call me during normal school hours at 419-661-6677 or email me at jwitt@lakeschools.org.


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