What should've been a fun event at a California high school last night wound up being nothing short of terrifying, after a stage collapsed during a musical performance. The incident occurred at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim.
About 250 girls from a sister school, Rosary High, were on stage performing in "Red and Gold," an annual theater challenge involving singing and dancing, when the stage gave way.
And after seeing this video of the accident which was captured by someone in the audience, you can only imagine how horrified everyone in the auditorium must have been.
Isn't this awful? I can't imagine sitting there and witnessing something like that happening, let alone being one of the girls on stage.
Reports indicate that 24 students were taken to the hospital after the fall. Injuries are said to be "minor to moderate" with some broken bones -- but thankfully it sounds like no one was hurt more seriously than that.
Though officials are still looking into what happened, Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt told the Los Angeles Times, "Early investigations suggest the front of the stage gave out due to weight."
This photo of what's left of the stage turned up on Twitter after it collapsed.
Pretty scary. It really is a miracle that none of the people on stage wound up with life threatening injuries.
Does this stage collapse change your mind about letting your child take part in school performances?