1:46 PM EDT, August 26, 2011
An Indianapolis high school student injured in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse was remembered by his peers Friday.
Students at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School wore green shirts to support 17-year-old classmate Brad Humphrey. The high school dedicated Friday to the honor student, calling the day “Wear Green for Brad Day.”
Humphrey was injured at the Fair’s Sugarland concert on August 13. He was sitting in the front row when the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand collapsed.
The teenager’s family said he was recovering both mentally and physically from the injuries he sustained. They say he is in good condition.
Humphrey’s family released the following statement Friday:
“This is an incredibly difficult time for Brad and our family. Thanks to the prayers offered by the Indianapolis community, and especially the love he feels daily from his friends and the staff of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Brad is recovering both mentally and physically from the injuries he suffered on August 13. Our family also would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Methodist Hospital who are taking such wonderful care of Brad. At this time, Brad requests that you allow him to continue his recovery in peace. Please respect his wishes to respect his privacy and the privacy of his family and friends.”