A tragic accident at Franconia Elementary School in Alexandria has left a young boy dead.
It happened Friday afternoon during the School Age Child Care (SACC) program in the school’s gymnasium.
According to Fairfax County police, nine-year-old Wesley Lipkey and a teacher simultaneously pressed a button to open a large, motorized room partition that splits in the middle. The boy was caught between the partition and a wall and his head was severely injured.
An Saturday autopsy has determined the death was an accident and police say no charges are expected.