Field Trip Death Ruled An Accident 

Emily Walker (15) was among a group of students visiting Vaughan Woods, a Hallowell park that features several walking trails. On the way out of the woods Emily tripped and fell down a 20 foot embankment. She suffered severe head injuries and died in a hospital.

Police and school officials investigated and concluded there was adequate supervision during the field trip. Nine staff members were accompanying the Hodgkins Middles School students.

Emily’s mother tells TV 5 that she had given the school permission to take Emily on field trips but was never told about this one.