Partial Roof Collapse at James S. Rickards Middle School of Oakland Park, FL
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On Friday, March 5, 2021, around 10:00 am, the roof of the media center at James S Rickards Middle School of Oakland Park (a suburb of Fort Lauderdale), Florida, partially collapsed. The roof of the media center was undergoing construction at the time, and no one was in the media center when its roof collapsed. Students and staff members were evacuated and 12 people, including 9 children, had minor injuries or complaints of nausea, headaches, or anxiety, and 5 were taken to Holy Cross Hospital for further observation.
According to Oakland Park spokesperson, Shannon Vezina, a water leak at the school caused the collapse and had left massive damage. Stephen Krivjanik, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief, and his team did a secondary search and sent a dog inside the building and a drone from above to make sure that no one was trapped under the rubble.
In the video publishded on March 5, 2021, by WPLG Local 10, “Part of roof collapse at Broward middle school“, below:
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