A Lake Norman High School student apparently attempted to hang himself Thursday morning at the school, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a statement.
Another student found the victim unresponsive around 10:10 A.M. Campbell said that student notified school officials.
School Administrators worked to remove the noose from the student’s neck and staff, including the school’s nurse, performed CPR and first aid.
The student has been transferred to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for additional treatment. Sheriff’s Office officials did not provide an update on the student’s condition. the Mooresville Tribune reports that he was in critical condition and that the injuries appeared to be “self inflicted.”
Officials said that no other students were injured in the incident and that additional Sheriff’s office personnel will remain on the scene at the school. Lake Norman will be operating on a normal schedule for the remainder of the day.
The Mooresville Tribune reported the student was a male and that he was found with a “makeshift noose” around his neck in the auditorium area of the school.
In an email alert, Lake Norman High officials told parents that an incident was being investigated but that there was no threat on campus.
Lake Norman High School
Lake Norman High School is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The school is a part of the Iredell-Statesville school system. The name of the school comes from nearby Lake Norman. As of August 2014, the school serves 1,800 students.