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Partition falls on young girl at Gwinn High School

GWINN, MI-- A four-year-old girl has been seriously injured in an accident at Gwinn High School. Forsyth Township Police say Thursday around 10:15 a.m. they were called to the high school gym on a report that a safety partition being installed had fallen on the girl and she was unresponsive. Emergency personnel and high school staff worked on the child, who was eventually taken to UP Health System Marquette. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Marquette City Police,...
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GWINN, MI--   A four-year-old girl has been seriously injured in an accident at Gwinn High School.  

Forsyth Township Police say Thursday around 10:15 a.m. they were called to the high school gym on a report that a safety partition being installed had fallen on the girl and she was unresponsive. 

Emergency personnel and high school staff worked on the child, who was eventually taken to UP Health System Marquette.

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