Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another reason I'm glad we're homeschooling...

This picture was taken (not by me) last night, at the school Wyatt would be attending if he were in public school.  Nobody was hurt, as it happened at night.  Don't know the extent of the damage yet, but I doubt anyone will be attending there for the rest of this school year.

Don't think for a moment that I'm gloating about what happened.  Many of our good friends are affected.

I am thankful, however, that we're not.  :0)

The school was nearing the end of seismic retrofitting and there is speculation that welders were on the roof until 10:30 the night before, and may have inadvertently caused the fire.  I don't know.

Thankfully it was at night and nobody was there, so nobody was hurt.  But it was a really windy night and the fire took the whole roof and probably most of the upper floor (library, science classrooms, and I don't know what else.)  And, of course, the thousands of gallons of water they needed to put out the fire have flooded the school.

They're looking at options of what to do with the kids - probably send each grade to a different site.  In the meantime, they have a one-week unscheduled 'vacation'.


Deborah said...

Wow! That would be a little frightening -- even if it was at night! Where will all the kids go for the time being?

:oP Homeschooling for all :oP!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

That's the question of the hour, isn't it?

They may have to farm each grade out to different sites, which will make for some interesting busing issues.

leah said...

Oh my goodness! What happened? What a terrible thing- I hope they have a good contingency plan for all the kids. Yikes.