A 7-year-old first-grade student at the G. Herbert Jewett School in Bucksport is in the hospital after falling 15 feet off a wall at Fort Knox Tuesday, June 12.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a child who had fallen off a wall while rolling down a hill. Trafton said the extent of the student’s injuries was unclear, but the child was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

“A teacher said the kids were rolling down a hill when the student went over the wall and fell,” Trafton said.

Lt. Deputy Jason Trundy told the Bangor Daily News the student suffered fractures to both arms, a laceration to his head and lost some teeth. Trafton confirmed the injuries the student suffered, but said the student’s condition is still unknown.

Fort Knox Executive Director Leon Seymour declined to comment on the incident, and directed all inquiries to the Bucksport School District.

Regional School Unit 25 Superintendent James Boothby said he did not know the extent of the student’s injuries, but said the district is hopeful he will make a “full and speedy recovery.”

“We had three first-grade classes at Fort Knox on Tuesday as part of an annual field trip that age group takes,” Boothby said. “We had 18 adults chaperoning the trip, and this was an unfortunate accident that happened at the end of the day.”

A spokesman for Eastern Maine Medical Center was unable to comment on the student’s condition because the name of the student was not released.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.