- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) - A student is expected to recover after fracturing his skull and spine in a gym accident before classes began at a Bergen County school.

Superintendent Beverly MacKay tells The Record (https://bit.ly/1BLLgE4 ) newspaper the Indian Hills High School student jumped off an 8-foot stack of mats and did not completely land on a thick mat on the floor Tuesday. The boy hit his head.

MacKay says the boy can move his arms and legs and does not have any spinal cord injuries.

The stack of mats are used for cheerleading practice.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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