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FLAGPOLE DEATH
(2008-01-22)
(wgvu) -
A WOMAN HAS SUED THE FERNDALE SCHOOL
DISTRICT OVER THE DEATH OF HER 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, WHO WAS STRUCK
WHEN A BADLY RUSTED SCHOOL FLAGPOLE SNAPPED IN HIGH WINDS.
ANGEL POCOCK-SMITH OF OAK PARK WAS KILLED LAST APRIL IN A
COURTYARD AT ROOSEVELT PRIMARY SCHOOL.
A LAWYER FOR ANGELA SMITH-JOHNSON SAYS DISTRICT OFFICIALS SHOULD
HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THE POLE WAS A SERIOUS HAZARD.
A DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN SAYS MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
GRIEVED OVER ANGEL'S DEATH AND REMAIN VERY SAD OVER HER LOSS.
OAKLAND COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE EDWARD SOSNICK WILL HEAR THE SUIT,
FILED THIS MONTH.

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