Anaheim, Calif. • A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a performance, sending 25 students to the hospital with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.
Police, firefighters and medics responded to a call Saturday night after the wooden stage gave way at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim.
Students from nearby Rosary High School, an all-girls sister school, were dancing when the stage buckled. Injuries included broken bones, bruises and scrapes.
The likely cause "at this point looks like too many students and too much weight on the platform stage," Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt told City News Service on Sunday.