Emergency Crews Rescue Child From Pipe At A Charlotte Middle School

UPDATE: CMS officials issued the following message to parents regarding today’s incident:

“Good Afternoon, Ridge Road Middle families,

This is assistant principal Wright with an important message. This afternoon, a student got stuck in a drain pipe on the athletic field during field day. Fire and Medic responded immediately to help the student to safety. The student was alert with no apparent serious injuries and transported as a precautionary measure.”


CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte Fire officials confirm a small child was pulled from a pipe at Ridge Road Middle School in north Charlotte.

The school is located on Highland Creek Parkway. The incident happened near the track at the school.

The child’s injuries are unknown at this time.

We are waiting for details from CMS. Today is the last day of school for Charlotte-Mecklenburg.