2 Hurt in Partial Ceiling Collapse at Hartford School

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 PM EDT
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Two people were injured when part of the ceiling fell in a science classroom

Two people were injured when part of the ceiling fell in a science classroom

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A 13-year-old student and a 26-year-old intern were injured in a partial ceiling collapse at the McDonough Expeditionary Learning School in Hartford this afternoon. 

Officials said a heavy 6-by-12-foot piece of sheet rock from the second-floor ceiling fell and struck a large fluorescent light fixture, which also fell.

The injuries are not life-threatening, officials said. The teen was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and released around 4:30 p.m. 

The intern was also also taken to a hospital.

The McDonough student body includes sixth through eighth graders.

Students said the incident happened in a science classroom. They heard a crack, then a section of ceiling fell.

Inspectors are looking through entire school to make sure all classrooms are safe. It's not yet clear whether school will open tomorrow because of structural issues.

Students will have a half-day Friday and will be dimissed at 12:45 p.m.


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