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Family of teen injured at Collinsville High School thanking community for prayers

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Tray, a student at Collinsville High School, was severely injured when he fell down some stairs at school. Credit: Tray's family Tray, a student at Collinsville High School, was severely injured when he fell down some stairs at school. Credit: Tray's family
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The family of teenage boy severely injured in an accident at Collinsville High School is asking for prayers from the community.

On Monday, the school district says the student was on his way to lunch when he fell on a staircase on the west side of the building near the vocational wing.

News4 spoke with the freshman student’s family. They said they are thankful for the prayers and support for their son Tray. They did not want to comment on his condition but want the community to know how much their thoughts and prayers are helping them during this difficult time.

The hashtag #PrayforTray is spreading on social media as students continue to try to grasp what happened in the staircase.

“Realizing how serious it was, we didn’t know what was going on, we asked the police to step in, we didn’t know if we were dealing with a criminal incident, a fight or bullying or whatever so we wanted to make sure the professionals were handling it,” said Superintendent Dr. Bob Green.

At this point police say evidence shows this is a tragic accident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Dr. Green says rumors have been circulating in the halls of the school and on social media and they want anyone with real information to come forward.

“The investigation is still ongoing, there are still a lot of rumors out there, so the police and our staff are trying to track down those rumors, who saw what,” said Green.

The superintendent and other school officials visited the high school on Tuesday to take a look at the staircase to see if there was anything to be done to make it safer. They said they are reviewing everything.

Counselors for students dealing with this shocking and tragic situation are available.

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