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Teen seriously injured after falling through roof of Penfield middle school

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PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) — A 2019 Penfield High School graduate was seriously injured after falling through the roof of Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield Thursday around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to officials from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Penfield Central School District.

Upon arrival, deputies said they located a teen on top of the roof, who said his friend fell through a skylight, and was laying on the floor of the gymnasium.

Deputies made a forced entry into the school and found the teen unresponsive.

He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies said the two men involved are in their late teens. The Penfield Central School District released a statement Thursday morning that said the teens involved were 2019 Penfield High School graduates.

“We are deeply upset over this tragic accident and our thoughts are with both of the young men and their families,” said Superintendent Thomas Putnam in a press release.

Officials say the teens were lying on the school’s skylight to smoke marijuana when one of them fell through the window.

Crews from the Penfield Fire Department and Penfield Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene.

The incident remains under investigation and charges may be pending.

Penfield District Statement by Matthew Driffill on Scribd

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