3 kids hurt when chunk of ceiling falls

Plaster falls on kids inside Cleveland school

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Three kids from Louis Agassiz Elementary School in Cleveland were rushed to the hospital during lunch after a chunk from the ceiling fell on them.

All were taken to the hospital with bumps and cuts. They're expected to be fine.

The school was built in 1929. This past summer the school district recognized that plaster in some parts of the building needed to be replaced and repairs began. However, the cafeteria was deemed safe.

"We do know that this point it's not structural. It's a steel beam that does not have any degradation, no rust, no water damage. It's not bowing. We do have a structural engineer walking the building right now," said Eric Gordon, the CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

The cafeteria will be closed for at least the next 2 days. No students will be allowed in until the green light on safety is given to the district.

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