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Girl seriously injured after school ceiling collapses

The ceiling collapsed at Southwood Middle School in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A girl is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a school ceiling collapsed in Milton Keynes.

It is not yet known the incident is related to high winds caused by Storm Doris.

Police officers were called to the incident at Southwood Middle School in Bryony Place, Conniburrow, at just after 3.30pm.

A section of the ceiling, approximately 8ft by 5ft, collapsed in the sports hall.

Southwood Middle School in Milton Keynes. Credit: Google Map / Street View

“We are co-operating fully with the relevant authorities in this investigation.

“Our thoughts are of course with this child and her family at this very difficult time.”

– School's spokeperson
Around 40 people were in the school sports hall when a section of ceiling collapsed. Credit: Southwood School

“It is possible that the collapse of the ceiling was caused by the adverse weather conditions that the country has been experiencing overnight and into today.

"However, we will be conducting a joint-investigation with Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service to determine the cause. Representatives from Milton Keynes Council also attended the scene."

– Acting Supt Vince Grey, Milton Keynes Police Commander
Southwood Middle School Credit: ITV News Anglia

There were about 40 people in the hall when the ceiling caved in and the area was evacuated.

A second child was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

In a statement the school said the building had been declared safe by health & safety officers and would re-open as normal on Friday.

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