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California High School Stage Collapse Leaves up to 40 Injured

A stage at a southern California high school collapsed during an event and left 30-40 people injured with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.

Police, firefighters and medics responded to the call shortly before 11 p.m. PST Saturday after the stage went down at Servite High School, according to Anaheim Fire Department.

The dispatch supervisory office told The Associated Press that 30-40 were being transported to local hospitals.

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Servite High School’s stage collapsed leaving 30-40 injured.
Left picture courtesy of Twitter, right picture image courtesy of Anaheim Police Department

Most of the injuries sustained were minor and none were critical.

The office said it was not known immediately if the injured are students.

Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt told local news organizations that the injuries included mostly scrapes, bruises, and broken bones.

He told the Los Angeles Times that about 250 girls from sister Catholic school Rosary High School were on the stage at the time of the collapse.

“Early investigations suggest the front of the stage gave out due to weight,” Schmidt said.

The newspaper said that 300 to 400 students and parents alike were in the auditorium at the time of the collapse.

The students had been performing in “Red and Gold,” Rosary High’s annual musical theatre challenge, in which teams get ready for six weeks to put on choral, dance, drama, and other performances, per the school’s website.

Servite High School is an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim, Calif. Rosary is the sister all-girls school in Fullerton.

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