Chicago Student OK After Being Caught In Retractable Gym Curtain

(CBS) — Frightening moments for a student at Jones College Prep High School Monday afternoon.

A student there was accidentally rolled up into a huge curtain that divides the gymnasium, and she was left dangling until firefighters arrived.

Witnesses say the sophomore may have been reaching for a ball that became trapped in the fabric when it started to retract into the ceiling.

Firefighters were able to get her out. Students tell CBS 2 they don’t think the sophomore was hurt.

Chicago Public Schools says it’s investigating what happened.

“CPS is grateful that the student involved was not injured, and we are deeply appreciative of the school staff who responded quickly to bring the student to safety,” officials said.

 

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