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Boonville child injured while walking to school

The Boonville Police Department badge.
Boonville Police Department
The Boonville Police Department badge.


A Boonville child was injured Wednesday morning while apparently walking to school on the 400 block of Ashely road.

According to Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver, the area the child was walking is not near a school but "we assume the child was walking to school."

The victim was taken to the hospital by a parent.

Chief Welliver says officers arrested a person in connection to the injury and charges are pending.

The child did not have serious injuries and is reported to be in stable condition according to the Boonville School District.

The district issued a statement:

We are extremely relieved the student did not sustain serious injuries and is in stable condition. This was/is a very frightening experience for the student, the student's family, our staff, and student body. We are grateful to the observant bystanders who were able to provide relevant information to law enforcement and to the Boonville Police Department and EMS for their quick response. We do have counselors available to any student or staff member who need a moment to process this frightening event. We continue to send positive thoughts and prayers to the student and the student's family for recovery and comfort.

Boonville School District Superintendent Sarah Marriott

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