Police: Girl killed by falling cabinet at upstate NY school
KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an 8-year-old girl has died after a wall cabinet fell on her in an upstate New York classroom.
Police say Ruchy Friedrich was in a classroom with two teachers in the Hudson Valley village of Kiryas Joel (KYUR’-yuhs johl) Tuesday afternoon when she climbed on a chair to get something from a cabinet.
The cabinet fell off the wall on her, causing severe head injuries. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Kiryas Joel school Superintendent Joel Petlin said grief counseling was being provided to students and staff.
Police determined the incident was an accident.