Mi­nor in­juries re­ported af­ter Daddy Daugh­ter Dance

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CENTREVILLE — The Centreville El­e­men­tary School PTA hosted a Daddy Daugh­ter Dance from 6-8 p.m. on Fri­day, March 31. The event was well at­tended by stu­dents in Pre-K through sec­ond grade fe­male stu­dents and their fa­thers.

Ac­cord­ing to There­sea Far­nell, prin­ci­pal at CES, “We had an over­whelm­ing re­sponse and turnout for this spe­cial event, how­ever dur­ing the evening, one of our stu­dents tripped over an­other stu­dent’s foot and landed on her elbow — sus­tain­ing an in­jury. We had two other stu­dents who, at the same time, col­lided and bumped heads. It was an un­for­tu­nate chain re­ac­tion.”

The in­juries oc­curred about 7:55 p.m., she said.

The event is spon­sored by the PTA and was hosted at the el­e­men­tary school gym­na­sium, no staff mem­bers nor PTA mem­bers who were present at the dance were no­ti­fied of any in­juries sus­tained un­til read­ing about it on Face­Book, said Far­nell. The stu­dents in at­ten­dance were un­der the di­rect su­per­vi­sion of their par­ent/guardians. Far­nell learned that the in­jured stu­dents were trans­ported to the lo­cal emergency cen­ter by their par­ents, and the school fol­lowed up with the par­ents of all three chil­dren.The chil­dren were treated and re­leased.

Be­cause of the over­whelm­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion, the PTA and the school will look into dif­fer­ent struc­tures, if the event is to be con­tin­ued for next year, Far­nell said.

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