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Rock and debris ‘cannoned’ into Wakefield Elementary


Broken rocks from the construction site across from Wakefield Elementary School, where an approximately five-inch rock was sent flying into the school’s front yard after it ‘cannoned’ out of a blasting-hole. Stuart Benson photo
Broken rocks from the construction site across from Wakefield Elementary School, where an approximately five-inch rock was sent flying into the school’s front yard after it ‘cannoned’ out of a blasting-hole. Stuart Benson photo

Flying rock lands in schoolyard, spooks parents


By Stuart Benson


A five-inch chunk of rock-shrapnel was sent flying into the front yard of Wakefield Elementary School on Sept. 29, after a blasting-hole being used at the construction site across the street "cannoned" and a 5-inch rock landed mere feet away from a 6th Grade student, who was reading with his class in the school’s garden.


Krista Cooke, whose children attend the school, said her son, Jack, told her when he returned home from school that day that, “on