Stage Collapse During School Performance Blamed on Construction Flaw

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An investigation into the collapse of a stage at a high school in Anaheim that injured dozens of students was the result of a construction flaw, school officials said Wednesday.


About 250 students from Rosary High were on the stage when it gave away, Mar. 8, 2014. (Credit: Anaheim Police Department)

At least 24 students were injured when the stage collapsed during a performance at Servite High School on Saturday.

In a statement released Wednesday, school officials said an investigation revealed a flaw in the construction of the apron covering the orchestra pit.

“The apron was not part of the original theater construction and was added sometime in the early 1980’s,” the statement read.

School officials said they had not been able to find a record of the building permit for the apron.

“We are submitting plans for a new, re-engineered stage apron to the City of Anaheim Planning and Building Department,” according to the statement.

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