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Student taken from elementary school by ambulance for undisclosed reason

A student was taken by ambulance from a Columbus elementary school Monday morning.

The student who needed medical attention is a fifth-grade girl at Fox Elementary School, said Muscogee County School District communications director Valerie Fuller.

Neither the reason for the medical attention nor the student's condition was available as of Tuesday afternoon.

In an email to the Ledger-Enquirer on Monday afternoon, Fuller wrote, "The student was a 5th grade female. I cannot discuss the confidential health record of the student. There was a 5th grade student taken by ambulance for medical attention as deemed appropriate by school administrators this morning. I have not received an update on whether or not the student is hospitalized this hour."

Asked for an update Monday evening, Fuller wrote, "I have not received a direct update concerning the student's health. EMS was called because a student needed medical attention as deemed appropriate by the school administrators this morning. Again, we cannot discuss the confidential health record of the student."

Asked how disclosing what happened would violate the student's confidentiality if the student isn't named, Fuller hasn't responded.

Mark Rice, 706-576-6272. Follow him on Twitter@MarkRiceLE.

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