A high school student was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident on campus at Mt. Pleasant High School on Wednesday, according to school officials and state law enforcement.
A Tennessee Highway Patrol report shows that a 17-year old student succumbed to injuries resulting when a "homemade motorcycle" crashed into a school building.
"We will share that a student was riding a minibike and crashed, and the student perished due to injuries sustained in the crash," Jack Cobb, MCPS communications director, said on Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 1:13 p.m., the motorcycle driver lost control of the vehicle, while heading south in the school parking lot, striking the school building head-on, coming to a final rest against the wall, the THP report says.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, students and staff during this time," Cobb said.
Counselors are assisting students, staff and families in need at the school, according to the school district.
This is a developing story.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Herald: Mt. Pleasant student dies in accident on campus