Students and teachers in Henryville are going back into the building that took a direct hit from a tornado in March, and now, they are looking toward the future.
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On March 2, a devastating E-F 4 tornado ravaged the town. Nearly half of the elementary and junior senior high school building was destroyed, and the rest of the building was badly damaged.
Now, five months later, the building is ready for students once again.
“There’s lots of silver lining in this,” said Principal Glenn Riggs. “Brought the staff together, really congealed the students. There’s just lots of pluses that came about because of a catastrophic weather event.”
The $55 million project was the effort of thousands of people who donated their time, money and efforts to make this first day back to school possible.
The Henryville Hornets are returning to the hive and everyone is grateful and looking forward to getting back to school.
Assistant Superintendent John Reed says this was a learning experience on the definition of community.