Assistant principal pinned under vehicle outside Taravella High School

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - A school official was pinned underneath a vehicle, Wednesday morning, outside a Coral Springs high school.

According to Coral Springs Fire Rescue, officials arrived on the scene outside J.P. Taravella High School sometime before 9 a.m., to aid the person who was reportedly directing traffic.

Police later revealed that the victim was not a crossing guard, but the school’s assistant principal, Lisa Pannazzo.

Fire rescue crews were able to extricate Pannazzo from underneath the vehicle.

Pannazzo was airlifted to Broward Health North with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said no one will be cited in this incident.

Broward County Public Schools also released a statement which read, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the J.P. Taravella High School employee who was injured during an accident in front of the school this morning. District and school staff are focused on ensuring the employee and employee’s family have the support they need during this difficult time and throughout the recovery process. Counselors are also available at the school to assist students and staff. Out of respect for the employee’s privacy, we are not releasing additional details at this time. At all times, the safety of our staff and students are highest priority. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the employee and the J.P. Taravella community.”

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