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AT 10 PM the stage at Westfield High School collapsed. 30 students were on stage for the final song of a musical performance when the stage collapsed. They were showing video of the collapse from social media on FOX59.

Every first responder from Westfield is on the scene. Ambulances from Noblesville, Cicero, Sheridan and Fishers are also on the scene. No confirmation about serious injuries so far.

Edit: One person in critical condition among the seriously injured.

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5 people that are in serious condition and 2 are serious. They are going to IU North and St. Vincent's west 86Th street. Rest are walking wounded. Triage is set up at St. V's on west 86Th street. Indiana State Police are at IU North and St.V's. posted Thursday 4/23/15 11:18PM
 

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Story will be going national to CNN, and others with the video of the students falling down with the stage giving away under the weight. Update on the students--- 1 to IU North, 1to St.V Carmel, 3-St.V's on 86Th street, 2 to Riverview. Posted Thursday 4/23/15 11:56PM
 
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The numbers do keep changing. Now they are saying 2 critically injured. Not sure which hospital they were taken to. Ten of the injured were taken by ambulance to St. Vincent's Carmel and 3 to St. Vincent's on 86th Street and possibly some of them to Peyton Manning Children's hospital. Two of the injured went to Riverview Health but not by ambulance.

The State Fire Marshal is on the scene and Indiana State Police are also assisting in the investigation.

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The part of the stage that collapsed was the temporary stage over the orchestra pit. It is common in auditoriums with orchestra pits for there to be a temporary stage over the pit. Don't know when WHS was built. Superindentent said this morning on the news that the stage over the pit had been rebuilt in 1997.
 

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Indiana State Police along are investigating today. Westfield PD is the lead agency doing the investigation. Indiana State Fire Marshalls office was on scene last night as well to investigate the collapse. No report has been issued from the State Fire Marshalls Office as to what the cause of the collapse of the stage was.
 
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