Inflatable playhouse collapses at school; no injuries reported
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
May 08, 2013 | 910 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
No injuries were reported after an inflatable playhouse collapsed at a school this week.

According to a report filed by deputy Mitchell Roe of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he was at Black Fox Elementary School Monday morning when “a teacher rushed into the office and stated the inflatable ... had collapsed and several children were inside.”

Roe went to the gymnasium where he observed teachers trying to get several children out of the playhouse.

Roe said the playhouse was almost completely deflated.

The deputy made two cuts in the rubber structure and the children were removed without further incident.

The owner of the inflatable toy responded to the school and concluded a zipper had come loose, causing the toy to deflate.

- A pizza-delivery employee was robbed of his delivery to a Norris Way address Monday.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Graham of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Joe Wright said he delivered $65 worth of pizzas to the Norris Way location. When he arrived, two men pushed him to the ground and took the pizza without paying him.

The men then fled on foot to a nearby wooded area.

After Graham arrived on the scene, he discovered the residence the pizza was delivered to was a vacant property. Wright suffered minor injuries during the reported assault.

- The owner of a vehicle possibly thwarted a burglary after he heard a noise outside his home and went to investigate.

Brandon Shields told deputy Kevin Chastain he heard his van door being closed.

Shields said he observed a male in a black shirt “messing around inside his van.” Shields said the man fled on foot.

According to the report, Shields searched his van and didn’t notice anything missing.

Deputies searched the area but could not locate the suspect.