Girl, 5, Killed When School cabinet Falls On Her

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WACO, Texas (AP) --

A large open cabinet with children playing inside toppled on a 5-year-old girl at a Texas middle school, killing her.

The accident occurred Wednesday in the gymnasium at G.L. Wiley Middle School in Waco. School district official Dale Caffey says two or three children, including 5-year-old Princanna (prihn-SA'-nah) Strain, climbed into the rolling, portable cabinet while chasing a lizard. That's when the cabinet toppled on Princanna.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital. No other students were injured.

Princanna was a kindergartner at J.H. Hines Elementary School. Hines students have been relocated to Wiley while a new elementary school is being built.

Counselors are at Wiley to console the Hines students, staff and faculty.


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