Students injured after scaffolding collapses at Sydney school

SEVERAL students have been rushed to hospital after scaffolding at a school in Sydney’s west suddenly collapsed.

NSW Ambulance crews were called to the incident at Campbelltown Performing Arts School, on Beverley Road, about 10am (AEST) on Monday.

It’s understood a number of students, aged between 16 and 18, suffered a range of injuries, including lower leg and rib injuries.


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They were taken to Campbelltown and Liverpool Hospital.

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It’s understood up to 20 students may have been involved in the incident, that took place while school photos were been taken.

Campbelltown Performing Arts Highschool confirmed the incident in a post on Facebook.

“During our year 12 photos this morning there was an incident with the scaffolding resulting in some injuries to students,” the post reads.

“All students requiring it were provided with first aid. We thank our students, staff and parents for their support.

“More information will be forwarded to our community as soon as practically possible.”

Investigations are continuing.

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