Child, 5, Killed at School When Cabinet Topples | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Child, 5, Killed at School When Cabinet Topples



    Marcie Voight
    The name of the girl has not yet been released.


    An open school gym cabinet with children playing inside toppled on a 5-year-old girl at a Waco middle school, killing the girl.

    The incident happened around midday Wednesday at G.L. Wiley Middle School. Waco school district official Dale Caffey says two or three children, including 5-year-old Princanna Strain, climbed into the cabinet to pursue a lizard when the cabinet toppled on Princanna.

    No other students were injured. The girl was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:05 p.m.

    The child was a J.H. Hines Elementary School student, but Hines students and staff are relocated to Wiley while a new Hines complex is under construction.

    Counselors are at Wiley to console the Hines students, staff and faculty.