“American Pie,” a concert held in the tribute of ‘80s music in a central Indiana high school took a turn for worse in its final moments, when the stage filled with student performers collapsed and sent everyone tumbling down the lower room.
The authorities don’t have an exact number of injuries, but they are certain that more than 12 students were hurt during the incident, with at least one person being in a critical condition, said Capt. Charles Hollowell of the Westfield Police Department. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported.
The video posted above depicts the moment when students gather up on the platform to perform Journey’s 1981 anthem “Don't Stop Believin'.” The dancing and clapping performers then suddenly plummet out of sight as the stage gives away and the music cuts off.
“I was honestly just shocked,” said Andrew Baier, a senior at Westfield who was playing the guitar during the show. “I didn't think that anything like that could happen, especially here at Westfield.”
Another witnessed thought it was all a part of the performance.
“We didn't think it was real at first,” the witness added.
The police are still investigating the unfortunate incident.
I'm sorry if you don't like this but here is a video of what happened. I witnessed this firsthand. Prayers for every1 pic.twitter.com/NEP9sCcS0V— Zach Rader (@zachrader22) April 24, 2015
A student who was hurt during the collapse later uploaded a picture on social media to ensure everyone that she was OK.
Just an update: I'm okay and Katherine is okay. They are running x rays on my foot and a CT scan on my head. I haven't heard about anyone else. I love you all so much and I'm praying for everyone involved. American Pie Fam will forever be united by this. I love you guys so much. Thank you for the prayers.
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