UPDATE

Ice collapses ag barn; goats saved


One by one Boyd police officers carried goats too safety from a collapsed building Friday afternoon. Ice accumulated on the metal roof of the ag barn by Boyd High School and caused the building to collapse. Eight goats were inside the building, but none were injured as police officers, fire fighters, ag teachers and the superintendent all helped carry the goats to safety. “Luckily the pens we constructed were strong enough to protect the goats,” said Boyd ag teacher Scott Rawlings. The collapsed roof was resting on top of the pipe pens that housed all the goats. The school was closed due to weather. “Luckily no kids were up here, so no one was hurt, and no animals were hurt,” said Boyd School Superintendent Ted West, who was on hand helping move animals and items from the barn. Even though school was closed some kids were playing on sleds on the frozen ground at the nearby football field. “It sounded like a car crash,” said Cameron Clark, a junior at Boyd High School. “The police showed up, and all the goats were rescued,” said Shelby Bradshaw, a junior from nearby Paradise High. The goats were all projects for the upcoming Fort Wort Stock and Wise County Youth Fair. Rawlings said they would find a new place to house the animals, all the students would still be able to show their goats as usual. The ag barn was just constructed last fall. “A lot of time people don’t realize how much this stuff weighs,” said Wise County Deputy Fire Marshal J.C. Travis of the accumulated ice.

Shelby Bradshaw feeds goats rescued from a collapsed animal barn at Boyd High School Friday. Photo by Joe Duty.

Shelby Bradshaw feeds goats rescued from a collapsed animal barn at Boyd High School Friday. Photo by Joe Duty.

 

 

 

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