BOSTON – When Ben Franklin famously flew a kite in a lightning storm, he made history, but a wind storm over the weekend proved too much.
The Boston Globe reports an 1856 bronze statue of Franklin positioned along the city's Freedom Trail toppled over after a particularly blustery Sunday.
A city spokeswoman says high winds pushed a nearby tent into the statue, causing it to fall off its pedestal.
She says the Boston Arts Commission is working with a professional curator on the repair plan.
Crews were seen placing the statue into what looked like a body bag on Monday.
The Freedom Trail Foundation website says the statue marks the location of the original Boston Latin School, where Franklin was a student. It's the oldest public school in the nation.