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High School Graduation Canceled 16 People Sent To Hospital [VIDEO]

This is suppose to be a joyous landmark moment in the live of a teenager. Not so the case in Loomis, California.

Del Oro High School students were supposed to celebrate the end of their high school career Saturday morning, but instead saw several of their classmates and family members leave in ambulances.

Several Placer County fire agencies had to respond to multiple people falling ill with heat exhaustion at the graduation ceremony. The calls started coming in around 9 a.m., just 15 minutes after the ceremony began. Several ambulances were dispatched to the Loomis school to transport people to local hospitals. The graduation was canceled at the request of the Loomis Fire Department and the Del Oro principal.

Unfortunately, graduation will not be rescheduled. Bayside Church in Granite Bay offered to host a redo ceremony for the students Sunday morning.

Del Oro High School released this statement about the canceled ceremony:

Students and Parents of the Class of 2013,

We would like to express our sincere apologies for ending graduation today based on the direction of the Loomis Fire Department, the safety of the graduates and families took precedence over finishing the commencement ceremony.

For those that did not receive their diploma you may pick it up in the front office on Monday, June 10 between the hours of 8 – 11 a.m. or on Tuesday, June 11 between the hours of 12 noon – 3 p.m. Video has more.

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