IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (CBS) –Twenty-five people were taken to area hospitals after a part of a North Carolina high school collapsed. At least 20 of the people injured were children.
Firefighters said a large box truck ran into a pre-cast concrete canopy at the school during a band competition, and that some students were trapped.
The incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. at North Iredell High School in Olin, North Carolina as CBS Charlotte affiliate WBTV reports.
Multiple agencies were called to the scene. Firefighters told WBTV a large box truck ran into a pre-cast concrete canopy at the school during a band competition and that some students were trapped.
The Mecklenburg EMS Agency told WBTV that three ambulances were transporting patients from the scene to area hospitals but did not give further details. Firefighters said there could be up to 20 injured.
Sources told WBTV “all on duty and off duty paramedics” were called to the scene.
According to the school’s website, SATs and the band competition were both happening Saturday at the high school.