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AL students shocked at high school; one critically

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Three students were taken to the hospital after being injured at an Alabama high school.  WVTM photo Three students were taken to the hospital after being injured at an Alabama high school. WVTM photo

VESTAVIA HILLS, AL (WVTM) - Three students were taken to the hospital after being injured at Vestavia Hills High School. 

School representatives said the students were injured around 3:30 p.m. when a portable football goal post they were moving came in contact with a live power line near the high school's practice field. 

Wednesday night one student was listed in critical condition at Children's of Alabama. The other two students were in good condition.

The injured students were at track practice Wednesday afternoon when the accident happened.

"It's awful. I was crying. I couldn't help it," said track team member David Raymond. "It was tragic. It was bad."

Immediately following the incidents, school staff rushed to help the injured students until paramedics arrived on the scene. In a post on the school's website, Vestavia Hills High School Principal Tyler Burgess applauded the quick thinking of the staff.

"We enacted our Emergency Action Plan immediately. Our coaches, trainers and SRO need a pat on the back for the incredible job they did in response to the accident," Burgess wrote.

Vestavia Hills district leaders have called a press conference for Thursday at 9 a.m.

Read more at WTVM's website.

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