3 kids, 1 adult hurt in horse-drawn wagon incident at Cowtown

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Three second grade students from an Andover elementary school and one adult suffered minor injuries in a horse-drawn wagon incident at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita. 

Between 10 and 15 children from Robert Martin Elementary and their parents were on a wagon ride Friday morning when the two-horse team became spooked by someone stomping their feet.

The horses took off around the ride area, which jostled everyone around. They were shaken up  but not seriously hurt. 

An official at the museum said the wagon driver did an amazing job getting the horse under control. 

Robert Martin Elementary principal Crystal Hummel said students would be returning early from their field trip. 

The following letter was sent to parents:

In efforts to keep you informed, this morning during a second-grade field trip to Cowtown, four students were injured and an ambulance was called as a safety precaution. At this time, it appears the injuries are minor and the parents of those students have been contacted. No other students were or are in danger, however, students will be returning to school early from their trip by 1 p.m.

We are proud of how our students and staff handled this situation. Please join us in thanking your students for their appropriate behavior. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.


Dr. Crystal Hummel, Principal
Robert Martin Elementary

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