Reports emerged on social media early Saturday morning that a chain fell from the ceiling of the Bryce Jordan Center, hitting a student dancer during Penn State’s 46-hour dance marathon.
Thon spokesperson Haley Staub later confirmed the reports.
“A student dancer was injured,” she said. “Thon is working closely with the Bryce Jordan Center staff professionals to evaluate the situation and ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees. This will continue to remain a priority for the duration of the weekend.”
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The dance marathon began at 6p.m. Friday and wraps up at 4 p.m. Sunday.