LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The three Las Cruces middle school football players and a coach who were injured in an Aug. 19 lightning strike during practice have all returned to school.
The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1qbsMvW ) reports that Hunter Keffer was the most severely injured student. He sat out a Tuesday night game but expects to play with his team in several weeks.
The 13-year-old still has singed hair.
Meanwhile, schools officials have announced a broader lightning protocol.
It calls for taking students inside from athletics practices and games when lightning hits within 10 miles away. That's up six or seven miles previously. The protocol also newly applies to playgrounds.
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