A student at Marshall County High School was injured Thursday afternoon as he attempted to jump over a fire started by the carpentry class to dispose of a pile of wood.
Cody Taylor was treated at Marshall County Hospital and then later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville with burns on his left arm and palm.
Marshall County School superintendent Trent Lovett said Taylor was running up a ramp made from scrap wood and as he attempted to jump over the fire he landed in it. He said apparently several students were taking part in the activity.
Lovett said the practice of burning the scrap started after dumpsters would become too heavy to be lifted into garbage trucks. As a result of Thursday’s accident Lovett said he has instructed the teachers in the class to dispose of wood and other scrap in the dumpsters.
Taylor was released from Vanderbilt Hospital over the weekend. He has second and third degree burns for which he will continue to be treated.