Seymour School Installs Lightning Detector 3 Years after Player Hit

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) _ A lightning detection system has been installed at an Indiana school three years after a softball player was struck by lightning.
 
WTHR-TV  reports the system at Seymour High School measures lightning static and sounds a warning when there's lightning within 15 miles. Other systems in Indiana include ones at Noblesville and Shelbyville high schools.
 
The system at Seymour cost about $20,000, and grants covered nearly half of the cost.
 
In March 2012, Emily Bobb was hit by lightning during softball practice. Talmadge Reasoner, Seymour's assistant principal, says there was no thunder or signs of lightning that day.
 
Bobb spent four days in the hospital but didn't have any permanent damage. She's now a senior and still plays softball.