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2 students injured after stage collapse

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Part of the stage at Salem High School collapsed Monday. Photo courtesy Aaliyah Sheffield Part of the stage at Salem High School collapsed Monday. Photo courtesy Aaliyah Sheffield
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Two students are recovering after a stage collapsed at their school Monday night. The stage gave way at Salem High School in Rockdale County.

School district officials said the right side of an extension of the stage collapsed while the high school choir was performing.

There were about 16 teens on the stage at the time, including Aaliyah Sheffield.

"All of a sudden we were in the middle of performing, and the stage just collapsed," said Sheffield.  "I was in shock.  I didn't know what was going on."

A number of students were treated for minor injuries, including two who were taken to Rockdale Medical Center with no life-threatening injuries.

School district spokeswoman Cindy Ball said the stage was assembled by the students, with help from a parent volunteer and a teacher. Ball said the initial findings of their investigation indicate a lack of sufficient support for the stage.

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