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Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

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Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

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WEST, Texas (AP) — Students displaced after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion earlier this year damaged their Central Texas town’s campuses are coming home for the start of the new school year.

When classes resume on Monday, students in the town of West will be back in familiar surroundings as well as in some temporary structures.

Thanks to an ongoing restoration plan, students in grades pre-K through 5 will attend classes at West Elementary School, which received minimal damage. Students in grades 6 through 12 will be housed in temporary portables located at the existing West Middle School, which will be demolished. The damaged high school is still being evaluated.

The rebuilding of West’s schools could take several years.

The April 17 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people and injured hundreds.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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