Students trapped under snow during tour of SIUC

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

(KMOV) -- Several students and a teacher are recovering after getting trapped under snow and ice during a field trip.

The students were visiting the arena at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when snow and ice fell off the roof.

“I looked up when it fell," said Mickey Perryman, who helped the children after the snow had trapped them, "and I just saw it push the kids."

Two students and a teacher had to be taken to the hospital, but are reported to be ok.

SIUC is now looking into purchasing snow catchers to prevent similar accidents.

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