After falling on his chest, a final year student at Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) in Kumawu, Ashanti Region, died.
According to reports, the event occurred while he was attempting to flee from a prep master who was being monitored on a regular basis.
Edward Duut, 19, has been identified as the dead.
Mr Duut allegedly scaled a wall with other pupils who were also running, but did not land well on the ground and suffered injuries as a result.
He was taken to the Kumawu Polyclinic but died there.
DSP Opoku Agyemang Prempeh, the Kumawu District Police Commander, acknowledged the event and stated an investigation was underway, but no arrests had been made so yet.