Classes Canceled for Mount Vernon Students Following Wall Collapse

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM EDT
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Wall Collapses at Mount Vernon School

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The entire wall in the auditorium came crashing down, leaving masses of rubble and frazzled nerves.

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Wall Collapses at Mount Vernon School

An auditorium wall collapsed at Mount Vernon High School late Monday, but no one was injured. Police, fire and construction officials descended on the school after the collapse at about 5:30 p.m. School will be closed on Tuesday -- and perhaps for a week, officials said.
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School is canceled today -- and maybe into the week -- after a massive wall collapsed in the auditorium of a Mount Vernon High School.

The collapse caused no injuries.

Principal James Rutter was in the building when the wall collapsed just after 4:30 p.m. Monday and said it sounded like bomb. He says he looked over and the whole wall was gone, just like a movie.

The school's superintendent said there were no children or staff in the auditorium at the time of the incident. He says he hopes to reopen the school on Thursday if the architects deem the building safe.

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