Mother of Westfield High student hurt in stage collapse files lawsuit

FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file image from video provided by Zach Rader, students perform during a musical production at Westfield, Ind., High School just before a stage collapsed injuring 17 of the students. Authorities said Tuesday, May 19, 2015, an orchestra pit cover that collapsed during the performance, sending several students falling, had been replaced earlier this year and wasn't properly designed. Police say all but one of the injured students have returned to class and no charges will be filed. (Zach Rader via AP, File)

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a Westfield High School student injured after a stage collapse sent 17 students falling into an orchestra pit is suing the school corporation for damages.

The Indianapolis Star reports the complaint filed Thursday by Jennifer Hoffman in Hamilton Superior Court in Noblesville alleges the Westfield Washington School Corp. did not properly supervise the employee who constructed the stage, leading to her daughter’s injuries.

The nature of her daughter’s injuries was not immediately clear.

The stage collapsed during the April 23, 2015, grand finale of an “American Pie” concert while students sang and danced. It sent dozens of students into the orchestra pit. No injuries were life-threatening.

A message seeking comment was left for an attorney for the school corporation about 20 miles north of Indianapolis.

RELATED: Fines dropped for Westfield High School in Indiana where stage collapsed

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