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Red & Gold - update from the Diocese of Orange

Updated Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:45 p.m.
An investigation into the cause of this accident was immediately launched by Servite High School, an independent Catholic school, the Anaheim Fire Department, and the Anaheim Planning and Building Department. As part of the investigation Servite High School retained a forensic structural engineer (Ficcadenti Waggoner and Castle) to assess the damage and determine the cause of the partial collapse of the stage.

The investigation has revealed a flaw in the construction of the apron covering the orchestra pit. The apron was not part of the original theater construction and was added sometime in the early 1980s. Servite High School has not found a record of an apron building permit.

The high school has now begun the process of rectifying the structural problem identified to ensure the safety of our students and community. Servite is submitting plans for a new, re-engineered stage apron to the City of Anaheim Planning and Building Department.


Updated Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:20 p.m.
All injured students have been treated for minor to moderate injuries at area hospitals and were released. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the partial collapse.

We appreciate the support shown by community members and request that they continue to keep our students, parents and faculty members in their thoughts and prayers.


Posted Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:12 p.m.
Last evening (March 8) during the 44th annual Red & Gold finale held in the theatre at Servite High School in Anaheim there was an unfortunate accident, a portion of the stage collapsed. At the time of this collapse a group of Rosary students were performing for a large crowd of Rosary alumnae, faculty and family members.

Emergency services quickly responded and any injured students were taken to area hospitals. We request that community members keep our students, parents and faculty members in their thoughts and prayers over the coming days.

Rosary’s Red & Gold show seeks to unify the school community. Last night’s finale was the culmination of an annual six-week program where students are organized into two teams, Red and Gold. The teams compete in a number of artistic areas, including: choral, fashion, publicity, etc. This is a wonderful school tradition that unifies the school community and deepens school spirit, loyalty, and pride.

An internal investigation is underway to determine the cause of the partial collapse.

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