14-year-old at CHKD after falling through middle school skylight

WAVY News 10

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A teen boy was seriously injured after falling through the skylight of a Portsmouth middle school, Wednesday night.

Portsmouth Det. Misty Holley says the boy is still in critical condition.

Portsmouth police tell WAVY.com they were called to Waters Middle School on Roosevelt Boulevard after a burglar alarm went off just before 8:30 p.m. A 911 call was also made.

The caller told police told police that a juvenile fell through the roof of the building.

When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old boy lying on the ground outside the school. He was taken to Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) with life-threatening injuries.

Holley says at least three kids were on the roof Wednesday night. She says the 14-year-old stepped on the skylight and fell through.

One of the kids called 911, while the others broke into the school to try and get the 14-year-old out. Holley says the kids dragged him out of the building.

It’s unknown why they were on the roof, said police.

Thursday, neighbors woke up to hear the news, but had no idea why it happened.

“I found out this morning on the news and my first question was: ‘What is he doing on the roof?'” Delores Fuller, a neighbor said. “I couldn’t understand that part. Why was he out there?”

That’s a question even people who said they are friends with the boy can’t answer. One boy, who didn’t want to be identified, said the group asked him to climb onto the roof with them. He refused. Even he doesn’t know why they went up there in the first place.

No charges were filed as of Wednesday night. Police on scene could not confirm if the juveniles attend the school. The investigation is ongoing.

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