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26 teen cheerleaders rescued from crammed elevator

Twenty-six teenage cheerleaders tried to cram themselves into an elevator at the University of Texas to see how many would fit, but then they got stuck and had to be rescued. One girl was treated and released at a hospital and two others were treated at the scene after the Tuesday night prank, officials said.

The group of 14-17 year-olds were attending a cheerleading camp when they decided to stuff themselves into an elevator at Jester Residence Hall on the UT campus. The elevator went down to the first floor but then the doors of the overloaded elevator wouldn't open, officials said.

After a few panicked cell phone calls, police and firefighters were called to the scene and it took a repairman about 25 minutes to fix the door, police said.

UT officials didn't think the prank was all that funny.

"It's dangerous, actually," said UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. "They're lucky that that's all that happened."

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Austin American-Statesman: http://www.statesman.com

The Dallas Morning News: http://www.dallasnews.com

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