Strong winds damage Attica High School

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ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) – Severe storms caused damaged to Attica Jr.-Sr. High School Monday afternoon.

Part of the facade along the outside wall of the pool fell off during the storm.

Maintenance workers reported seeing the facade buckle under the wind for about an hour before falling to the ground. No one was injured, and other than some minor damage to the roof no other damage was reported.

Attica High School Principal J.T. Hoke says classes should not be affected.

“This won’t affect classes at all. In fact, we have athletes in the gym right now and there’s several practices occurring as we speak,” said Hoke. “Obviously, we are keeping people clear of the pool which is just on the other side of that wall. Just to keep everyone safe until we have assurance from engineers that it is safe to be in there.”

Roofers and engineers are expected to inspect the roof and wall on Wednesday and make sure it is safe until repairs can be made. But Hoke says the building remains safe for students and staff.

“Thankfully nobody is hurt. We’re keeping everybody safe in the meantime, and I think by the time school starts back up next Monday we’ll be back in business and keep doing our great things here,” said Hoke.

There is no estimate on the cost of the damage at this time.

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