4-Year-Old Killed in Accident at Southeast Missouri School
A 4-year-old child is dead after an accident at the Poplar Bluff Early Childhood Center in southeast Missouri.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the accident happened Friday morning. The child’s name has not been released.
Schools Superintendent Scott Dill says students were participating in a physical education class with several adults providing supervision. The class was in a multipurpose room that doubles as the school’s cafeteria.
Dill says a boy apparently pushed a bench connected to a wall-mounted table. The table released and struck the student. Aid was administered on the scene and the child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police Lt. Josh Stewart says no criminal charges are expected for what he called a “tragic accident.”