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Students injured when high school stage collapses

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (KWWL) - Two people are critically injured and at least 5 others have serious injuries after a stage collapses at a high school performance.

It's a scary scene- students fall out of sight- the music cuts off and all you can hear are screams.

It happened in Westfield, Indiana, a city of about 30,000 people. Many people came out to support their high school.

It comes time for the grand finale, Journey's song "Don't Stop Believin'" and dozens rushed the stage and were jumping up and down when all of a sudden the stage collapsed.

"Everyone was singing," said Alyssa Shranker, Witness. "It was the last song, and then you just hear this huge 'bang' and then all the students disappear, and we just like, 'Was this planned?' And then silence, and then everybody just starts screaming."

At least 13 students are being treated at area hospitals. 

Now we know quite a few minors were also injured - but because of privacy reasons their conditions are not being released at this time..

The school says there will be class Friday and school counselors will be on hand to help students if they need it.

A Fire Marshal was on scene and witnessed the collapse and now an investigation is taking place on how this all happened.

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