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No Injuries Reported As Large Tree Falls On Greenwich School's Playground

Riverside School principal Christopher Weiss.
Riverside School principal Christopher Weiss. Photo Credit: File Photo

GREENWICH, Conn. -- No one was hurt when a large maple tree crashed onto the Riverside School playground Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The tree fell at 1:10 p.m., when there were no students nor staff on the playground, according to a release from Greenwich Public Schools. Riverside School Principal Christopher Weiss acted quickly to account for everyone, the district said.

The Department of Public Works cut up the fallen tree and also removed another tree that was heavily damaged in the fall.

The district and the town have called for an immediate review of trees on school property beginning with Riverside School. Students were dismissed from the front of the school, and Superintendent of Schools Bill McKersie was on scene until all students were dismissed.

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