Indiana students injured when stage collapses during H.S. musical

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in central Indiana say nearly 24 people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed in Indiana.

The incident happened at Westfield High School during a musical theater performance.

Police say all the injuries are now minor.

One person was critically injured, but is doing better now.

Twelve of the thirteen students sent to the hospital were back home as of Friday afternoon.

The scary moment was captured on video.

A large group of students were on the stage during the grand finale of "American Pie" when the floor of the stage collapsed.

The school district says the part of the stage that collapsed was a cover for the orchestra pit and it has been used in the past.

Both the Mayor and the school district says they are investigating exactly what caused the collapse and how to prevent another incident like this in the future.

Regularly scheduled classes still met on Friday.

Westfield is about 20 miles north of Indianapolis.






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