Television crushes 8-year-old boy


GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old boy attending an after-school program at a Gardner elementary school has died after a television and cart fell on him.

The Worcester district attorney’s office said in a statement that the television fell on Colby O’Brien at about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Elm Street Elementary School.

He was taken to Heywood Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the death remains under investigation, but it appears to be an accident.

Grief counselors are being brought into the city’s school’s on Friday to help students dealing with the death.

Elm Street Elementary School has more than 500 students in grades 3 through 5. The after-school program runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

(WHDH)  An 8-year-old Massachusetts boy is dead after being struck by a falling television and stand.

The incident occurred Thursday during an after school program at Elm Street School in Gardner.

8-year-old Colby O’Brien was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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