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Haven student injured during FFA event

By John Boyd, Web Content Producer, jboyd@kwch.com
Published On: Feb 21 2014 12:13:22 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 21 2014 06:18:53 PM CST
HAVEN, Kan. -

A Haven student was taken to a Wichita hospital Friday morning after being stuck with a large splinter at school. We're told it happened in the gymnasium during a Future Farmers of America Week activity.

Students tell Eyewitness News they were doing "Barnyard Olympics" with middle school students as a part of FFA Week, teaching them about agriculture. One of the activities included an obstacle course that they do every year. The students described the game like this: a student kneels on a towel and holds onto a jump rope while another student pulls them around cones.

One middle school student fell during the activity and a piece of wood got stuck in his leg. Reno County Dispatch said the report put the piece at 6 inches by one inch.

The school wouldn't comment on the injury or what caused it, only releasing this statement:

"A student was injured during an activity at the high school today which required medical attention. Staff responded quickly and appropriately to handle the situation. No further information can be provided to protect the privacy of the student involved."

The school said the student was treated and released from the hospital Friday afternoon.

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