• December 20, 2014

Car rolls into glass doors at Copperas Cove High

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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:35 pm

A car rolled into the glass doors at Copperas Cove High School on Monday morning during the first day of school.

The car was accidentally left in the wrong gear and rolled into the doors. No injuries were reported, school officials said.

“A parent had purchased a new car and thought he had placed it in the parking gear when he went into the school to register his student,” according to an email from Wendy Sledd, spokeswoman for the Copperas Cove Independent School District. “Evidently, it was in reverse when the owner accidentally hit the remote start button on the key fob in his pocket. The car then rolled back until it hit the front doors of the large common area at the high school. Students and teachers were in the area, but no one was injured. There were no interruptions in school services.”

Officials already have begun repairs.

“The maintenance staff quickly secured the area, and a contractor was out at the site within the hour to order the replacement glass,” said Deputy Superintendent of Operations and Support Services Rick Kirkpatrick. “We expect the repairs to be completed today.”

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