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Girl injured when gravestone topples at cemetery in Rockford
(2008-06-05)
(wgvu) - ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl sustained a head
injury when a gravestone toppled onto her during a school field
trip to a cemetery in Rockford.
The Grand Rapids Press and WWMT-TV report the North Rockford
Middle School sixth-grader was among about 60 students at Rockford
Cemetery on Wednesday when she was hurt.
The girl's name and condition weren't released. Authorities say
she was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Rockford City Manager Michael Young says students were using
crayons to rub imprints of gravestones onto paper at the cemetery
about 12 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.
Rockford Public Schools says the trip was part of an effort to
bring to life the Natalie Babbitt novel "Tuck Everlasting," which
the students had been reading in English class.
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