A male sophomore Penn State student fell about 30 feet from the third floor onto the second floor of the Information Sciences and Technology building at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday and was transported to a medical facility for treatment, Penn State Spokeswoman Lisa Powers said via email.
The student fell over a barrier at the top of the stairs in the building, Powers said. Powers said that in the area where the student fell, there is also a wall with an additional glass barrier.
There were a limited number of witnesses to the incident, so it is unclear why the student fell, Powers said. The student was conscious when he was taken by ambulance from the scene, Powers said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with him and his family, and we hope he is alright,” Powers said.
The incident is currently under investigation and no current condition report on the student is available at this time. Penn State Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at (814)-863-111.