It’s not exactly clear what the student was doing or what might have prompted the incident. But a letter to Franklin High parents from Principal Regina Marquez-Martinez provided some details about what happened on Tuesday:“There was an incident on campus yesterday that involved one of our students. A female student was witnessed on one of the floor landings in a very distraught state. The student was immediately assisted. Some of our students and staff were at the scene or in close proximity of the incident.”
The L.A. Fire Department received an “urgent medical request” from school police at about 1 pm on Tuesday, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey. An LAFD unit remained at the school for about 45 minutes before leaving without transporting any patients, he said.
The school made counselors available to students at a crises response center in the wake of the incident, said Marquez-Martinez in her letter.
“If you notice that your child may benefit from speaking to a counselor, please let me know and I will ensure that they are connected with support at our school,” she said.
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