Girl recovering after being hit by arrow at UC Berkeley

Nadine Hairston, 8, was struck during class trip

BERKELEY, Calif. - Police say an 8-year-old girl who was struck by an arrow while on a school trip at the University of California, Berkeley does not appear to have been shot intentionally.

UC Berkeley police Capt. Steven Roderick told the Associated Press on Thursday that investigators are tracing the arrow's trajectory, as they try to determine where it came from and who fired it.

The victim, Nadine Hairston, was sitting on a life-sized model of a fin whale outside UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science late Tuesday morning when the 20-inch cross bow arrow became lodged in her thigh.

She required surgery, but her mother, Alicia Hairston, says she is doing well and is eager to return to school.  

The girl apparently sang songs with her teacher to stay calm until they arrived at the hospital.

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