By Kelly Ryan
WOODLAND (CBS13) — The bleachers at Woodland High School have been deemed unsafe by inspectors after a recent complaint.
With the bleachers now red-tagged, officials have come up with a temporary solution, but that may mean changes for other activities on the field.
“A couple of weeks ago we got a report after a game that the bleachers were kind of buckling,” said Superintendent Maria Armstrong.
A visiting team complained about the visitor’s side bleachers. District officials say they took immediate action, inspecting the bleachers, then calling in professionals.
“They found not only was the visitor side faulty, but so was the home side, including the press box which actually has a little lean to it,” she said.
Fences were placed around all bleachers. School officials say bleacher inspections are not done on a regular basis but the safety of students and visitors is their top priority.
Changes will make the field usable for football games, soccer and weekend use by community groups, as well as being ADA compliant.
With Woodland High’s homecoming game just around the corner, the temporary solution is not sitting well with some students.
They say the bleacher issue isn’t news to them—students from other schools have complained on social media before.
The superintendent told me the district will now decide whether it’s more cost-effective to repair the bleachers or replace them.