A student from S.T.E.M. Early College High School in the Harlandale Independent School District was injured while playing tag on the afternoon of Dec. 5 in the courtyard of the Central Academic Building at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
EMTs stood nearby with a stretcher as his fellow high school students amassed to make sure he was all right.
Communication major Fabiola Jiminez was present at the incident and said the high schoolers were playing when one of them slipped and fell.
After seeing a group form around the student, she decided to check on him herself. The boy said he couldn’t walk.
“He was like ‘Do you know where the nurse is at?’” Jiminez said. “And I thought ‘We don’t have a nurse!’”
After contacting the appropriate help, the ambulance soon arrived.
Psychology major Taylor Masiatte said the boy told him he fell on his side and felt a pop on his lower back toward his spine.
“They tried to make him stand up and everything and he just couldn’t,” Masiatte said.
The STEM students take a bus from their high school campus to the A&M-San Antonio campus to take college courses as part of a dual credit program.
A&M-San Antonio Police Sgt Gerry Duran declined to comment because the injured student was a minor.