News

Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

View Comments
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)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8 Renee Zellweger Releases Statement About 'New Face' Rumors

listicle 3 Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant Explosion4 Things You Should Be Doing To Make Your Day Better

77820352_8Top 10 Horror Films

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,198 other followers