3 Taken to Hospital After Cummings School Library Ceiling Collapsed, MFD Says – FOX13 News Memphis


WATCH: 3 people taken to hospital after Cummings School library ceiling collapsed, MFD says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three people were taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at Cummings K-8 Optional School in South Memphis on Monday.

Memphis Fire Department (MFD) officials said a tile ceiling in the library collapsed.

A librarian and two other workers were taken to hospital in non-critical condition.

Two other workers were injured who were not inside the library at the time, officials said.

PHOTOS: 3 people taken to hospital after Cummings School library ceiling collapses

Officials said an MFD unit went to Regional One after the incident.

According to MSCS board chair Michelle Robinson-McKissack, the students were evacuated and taken to the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave.

No students were injured in the incident, which Memphis-Shelby County Schools described as a maintenance issue.

The school closed early Monday.

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MSCS sent FOX13 the following statement:

Cummings K-8 will be laying off early today due to a maintenance issue. No student was injured. Student pick-up will be at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave. Lunch will be provided to students. We will share more details as they become available.

Cummings students will attend LaRose Elementary School for the remainder of this week. The address is 864 Willoughby.

Check-in time is 8:15 a.m. School is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MSCS offers buses from Cummings to LaRose for arrival and departure, but dropping off parents directly at LaRose is encouraged and would be appreciated, the district said.

The school opened in 1961 and houses 38 classrooms, according to district records.


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