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13 students hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school concert

Over a dozen students were injured Thursday night when a stage collapsed during a performance of “American Pie” at a high school north of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Star reported that the incident occurred during a concert at Westfield High School.

A Westfield, Ind., police spokesman said the injured students were “doing really well.”

A reporter for an Indianapolis-based NBC affiliate reported that 13 students had been hospitalized, including one whose injuries had initially been labeled critical.

Police said a large group of students were onstage during the grand finale when the floor of the stage collapsed.

Chris Baldwin, who works in human resources for the school, said regularly scheduled classes will meet Friday.

Witnesses told news outlets that no one was beneath the stage at the time of the collapse. Some in attendance estimated that the orchestra pit beneath the stage was around 10 feet deep.

Students told that they had rehearsed the finale on the stage three times.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.