Teen remains hospitalized after fall from Phoenix High School

Medford, Ore. — An 18-year-old remains hospitalized tonight, after falling at least 15 feet from the top of a building at Phoenix High School. The senior suffered serious injuries in the incident, and his father is speaking only to NBC5 News.

“He was somewhere where he wasn’t supposed to be,” Steven Roy says, “and now he’s paying the ultimate price for it.”

Steven Roy describes his son Brandon as fearless, with a love for music and for people.

“He’s just the greatest kid in the world,” Roy says.

He tells NBC5 News Brandon was goofing off with a friend at Phoenix High School early Wednesday morning when he fell from a building.

“There were no drugs or alcohol involved,” Roy says, “it was an accident.”

“He stepped right off of a ledge didn’t even know that there was a bottom there and fell 20 feet and he injured his brain. So he’s in pretty bad shape right now.”

The teen cracked his skull, and injured a lung and his spleen. He’s unconscious, and breathing with the help of a machine as his family waits for answers. But they say Brandon is a fighter, and they’re praying that he’ll pull through.

“He’s a great kid, and I just hope he’s going to be okay.”

Steven says his son is set to graduate from Phoenix High School this year and has plans to attend Southern Oregon University in the fall.

Meanwhile, Phoenix Police say the other teen involved in Wednesday morning’s incident has been charged with trespassing. They say additional charges are possible, but the investigation continues.



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