Tornado damaged Spavinaw School ready for classes

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Updated: 4/22/2013 9:18 am Published: 4/21/2013 9:51 pm

Spavinaw families watched in amazement as the town’s tornado damaged school was repaired in time for class on Monday. 

On Thursday morning around 1:00, a tornado ripped off the roof of Spavinaw School and the gym’s roof.  Rain poured through overnight and water damaged half the school. 

Administrators’ offices are too wet to repair by Monday so crews are moving their office equipment into the computer lab.  Classrooms that were not water damaged will be used by all the students. 

Superintendent Larry Larmon is determined to start class on Monday depending on if he can make sure the school is safe for students to be there.  

“I am 95 percent sure we will be ready for Monday,” said Larmon. 

“The girls love their school,” said a parent stopping by Spavinaw School to check on the progress with her daughter and her daughter’s best friend. 

Crews cleaned up the damaged roof and trees that were spread all over the area surrounding the school.  They repaired the roof and removed all the water. 

They used tools and equipment to suck out all the moisture from the wooden floor in the gym and from the tiles in the classrooms and hallways.

“We are lucky it was not worse,” said Larmon. 

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