Young girl killed at elementary school in Tucson area

No criminal violations in death of 9-year-old girl
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 5:38 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 6:41 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A 9-year-old girl was killed in an accident at an elementary school in the Tucson area on Friday, Nov. 17.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said it happened at Centennial Elementary (2200 West Wetmore Road) around 2:22 p.m.

The girl was helping close a large metal gate when it fell on her, according to the PCSD. She died at a local hospital.

In a letter to parents, the Superintendent of Flowing Wells Unified School District said counselors will be at all district schools today, Monday, November 20.

Additional counselors will be onsite at Centennial, as well as other measures.

The letter states the district understands if parents wish to keep their children home and asks parents report their absences as they normally would.

According to PCSD, detectives have concluded their investigation and said no criminal violations have been identified at this time.

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