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.