Authorities: Injuries after stage collapse at Indiana school

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Students Injured After Stage Collapses During High School Musical


WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities in central Indiana say an unknown number of people are injured after a stage collapse at a public high school.

Matt Layton, shift supervisor at the Hamilton County emergency dispatch center, says the stage collapsed Thursday night during an event at Westfield High School.

Layton says authorities on the scene have reported an unknown number of injures, including at least two that were "fairly serious."

He says there were no immediate reports of fatalities.

Sara Camden told TV station WTHR the collapse occurred at the end of a performance of "American Pie."

Camden says most of the students were able to walk out on their own.

Calls to the school and school district rang unanswered Thursday night.

Westfield is about 20 miles north of Indianapolis.

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So relieved there were no serious injuries, but what a scary ending! #WHSAmericanPie #Westfield http://t.co/VMsRlBZLDT
Please pray for everyone involved http://t.co/ZpxA7no9Ks
We are driving up now..This is a MASSIVE response from first responders. #WestfieldCollapse http://t.co/mZ2l708j6P
St.Vincent confirms 3 patients transported from #westfield @FOX59
#UPDATE: Police say more than a dozen injuries reported after stage collapse at Westfield High School: http://t.co/TkzT0PIxQq
Thoughts are with my entire school tonight and especially with those who were on the stage the time of the collapse. #Westfield
I was one of the people that fell with the stage, I have no injuries. I am deeply saddened that tonight is overshadowed by this tragedy.
I'm sorry if you don't like this but here is a video of what happened. I witnessed this firsthand. Prayers for every1 http://t.co/NEP9sCcS0V
NEW PIC: People being helped out of #Westfield HS stage collapse @rtv6 https://t.co/CayFycuUV8 http://t.co/5f1altTLev
A vehicle leaves Westfield High School after dropping off a student, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Westfield, Ind. Police say more than a dozen students are "doing really well" after they were injured when a stage collapsed during a musical performance at the high school on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Students arrive for school at Westfield High School, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Westfield, Ind. Police say more than a dozen students are "doing really well" after they were injured when a stage collapsed during a musical performance at the high school on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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