At least 12 students hurt when truck causes awning to fall

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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 3:47 PM

OLIN, N.C. (AP) — At least a dozen students were hurt when a box truck struck an awning support at a North Carolina high school and caused part of the awning to fall.

Iredell-Statesville Schools spokeswoman Susie Wiberg said the students were standing under the awning on Saturday as a band competition was underway at North Iredell High School. She said the accident occurred around 2 p.m.

Emergency personnel responded and treated the students at the scene. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

Wiberg said the Foothills Invitational Marching Band Competition was canceled following the accident. She said the event normally attracts bands from 30 schools, but she said several schools pulled out of this year's competition because of rainy weather.