City officials are continuing to investigate the partial collapse of a construction scaffold at a school in Jamaica on Friday morning.

Published reports state that the scaffolding collapsed at about 7:30 a.m. outside of PS/IS 116, the William C. Hughley School at 107-25 Wren Place as children were preparing to enter the building.

A spokesman for the Department of Education said that the FDNY responded immediately and that students were safe with no disruption to the school day.

A spokesman for the city’s Department of Buildings said Friday afternoon that a roughly 40-foot section of the six-story structure began pulling away from the school in high winds.

A contractor had been hired to remove and replace the damaged scaffolding and was still was in the process of doing so on Monday evening.

A spokesman for the city’s Office of Emergency Management told the Chronicle that Wren Place still was closed off between Polhemus Avenue and Rex Road as of Friday evening.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.