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.