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Wilson Schools Take Action In Wake Of Cheerleading Accident

Posted November 6, 2003 3:21 a.m. EST

— Wilson school leaders are taking steps to prevent another tragedy.

Administrators have ordered cheerleading mats for outdoor games and practices.

On Thursday, 14-year-old Katherine Yount hit her head on a track at Fike High School during practice.

Yount is in a drug-induced coma to prevent brain swelling.