NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio school officials say a large rock
hurled by a lawnmower crashed into a classroom and struck a
fourth-grader in the head, fracturing her skull.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/w0U0ne ) the
girl was not knocked down and did not lose consciousness in
Monday's accident in North Canton. Schools superintendent Mike
Gallina says she was in good spirits when he visited her that night
in a hospital, where she was scheduled for surgery on her dented
A maintenance worker was cutting the grass on the baseball field
outside the school when the mower caught the softball-size rock and
sent it flying. It broke through a back window of the classroom and
traveled over the heads of seated students before hitting the girl,
standing at the teacher's desk.