Waco - School Gym Cabinet Falls on 5 Year Old Killing Her

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by TxEMTP69, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    2,511
    0
    36
    Feb 17, 2009
    Rockport
    http://www.kiiitv.com/news/txstatenews/63771182.html

    WACO, Texas (AP) - An open school gym cabinet with children
    playing inside toppled on a 5-year-old girl at a Waco middle
    school, killing the girl.

    The incident happened around midday Wednesday at G.L. Wiley
    Middle School. Waco school district official Dale Caffey says two
    or three children, including 5-year-old Princanna Strain, climbed
    into the cabinet to pursue a lizard when the cabinet toppled on
    Princanna.

    No other students were injured. The girl was taken to Hillcrest
    Baptist Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:05 p.m.

    The child was a J.H. Hines Elementary School student, but Hines
    students and staff are relocated to Wiley while a new Hines complex
    is under construction.

    Counselors are at Wiley to console the Hines students, staff and
    faculty.
     


  2. oldguy

    oldguy Well-Known

    1,787
    0
    36
    Mar 6, 2008
    Better idea would have been to have "adults" watching the children and/or use the money to attach safety wire or brackets to wall to prevent cabinets falling over,I did so for my children years ago and its easy to do.
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    3,054
    0
    36
    Jan 23, 2009
    Ft.Worth
    I see law suite headed that way. Wrongful dead!
    Property taxes are going up!
     
  4. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    6,612
    0
    36
    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    Damn
     
  5. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    2,511
    0
    36
    Feb 17, 2009
    Rockport
    I was curious to know why they weren't secured to a wall also. Was wondering why a 5 year old was at a middle school, didn't see if they were there for an event or what.

    AS I've said before, no parent should have to outlive their children
     
  6. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

    4,765
    0
    36
    Feb 22, 2008
    Republic of Texas
    Sad.

    Freak accident that will likely result in a rise in property taxes as a result of the lawsuit.
     

Share This Page