Teen Crushed By Pillar At Tulsa High School Sues District

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 5:58 pm
By: News On 6

A teenager who was crushed by a pillar at a Tulsa high school filed suit against the district and its maintenance company. 

Morgan Gamble, 18, was a senior on the pom squad at Edison High School when she was badly hurt on April 25, 2016.

She and another student were in a hammock suspended between two concrete pillars when the other student got up. One of pillars tipped over onto her.

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Gamble and her parents filed suit against the district and Sodexho Management, a company hired by the district to do maintenance and repair work. The suit seeks at least $10,000 each from the district and the company.

Her family said Gamble has had at least six surgeries as a result of the incident. A district spokesman said her injuries would have been worse, had the ground not been softened by heavy rain the night before.

The district removed the pillars from the school over the summer.