Minor injuries reported after Daddy Daughter Dance
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.