CA: Calif. Girl Hit With 2-Foot-Long Arrow on School Trip
March 28, 2013
Eight-year-old Nadine Hairston was minding her own business on a
field trip with her fellow third-graders, enjoying a life-size
sculpture of a whale, when she felt something sharp pierce her leg.
Doctors surgically removed the 2-foot-long crossbow arrow.
The arrow punctured a fleshy part of her leg and missed major
Teachers and students came to Nadine’s aid after
they saw the arrow protruding out of her leg. Nadine said the random
arrow struck her when she was coming down the slide outside the
Lawrence Hall of Science.
Authorities are speculating that a
small-game hunter or a reckless sportsman in the area could be
This isn’t the first time a child has been
struck by an errant arrow. In Wisconsin last year, 7-year-old
Aryanna Schneeberg was struck in the back by a hunting arrow while
she was pushing a doll stroller. The ordeal left Aryanna, who
suffered lung and spleen injuries, and her family with few answers
about how she unwittingly became a target.
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