The AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN alerts us to the latest tragedy to befall Texas teens who do so much to raise sports fans’ spirits. However, it appears the gals have no one to blame but themselves for their elevated misadventure:
More than two dozen teenage girls on campus for a cheerleading camp got stuck in an elevator at a University of Texas dormitory (Tuesday) evening, resulting in several passing out, a university spokeswoman said.
Between 5:30 and 6 p.m., 26 girls, from 14 to 17 years old, piled into the elevator at Jester Residence Hall apparently to “see how many girls they could fit into the elevator,” spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said. The elevator became overloaded and malfunctioned, she said.
Luckily the girls had their trusty Sidekicks, iPhones, Blueberrys & Razrs on to call for help. About 25 minutes later, emergency officials were finally able to free the cheerleaders stuck in the shaft.
The ASSOCIATED PRESS adds that two girls were treated on the scene, while a third was sent to the hospital after fainting, but was soon treated & released.
With all these dangerous incidents occurring, maybe the young ladies of the Lone Star State should think twice about picking up their pom-poms for the local pep squad.
(A big rah-rah-rah & sis-boom-bah to BLOG OF HILARITY for the tip.)