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Most of the roof is gone from the high school in Fair Grove after powerful storms blew through the area earlier today. High school students were taking shelter in the halls of the high school and when it became apparent the roof was coming down, teachers quickly shuffled students into the middle school. KSMU’s Missy Shelton went to Fair Grove and files this report.
After the storms came through, the scene at Fair Grove Middle School was organized chaos...there were high school and middle school students milling around. Greene County sheriff’s deputies directed traffic in and out of the parking lot. School personnel set up stations inside the middle school to help parents locate their children. Alec Dastmalchi is a high school senior. He was inside the high school during the storm.
Alec Dastmalchi was in the back of the school. Jeremiah Hicks was in a more vulnerable position, toward the front of the school.
Cole Dishman teaches Spanish. The storm left his classroom in shambles. We stood outside the high school looking in on his classroom. A large part of a wall is missing and the roof is gone.
Four students were injured but none of the injuries were serious. Captain Randy Gibson is with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. He says good planning meant teachers, students, and emergency workers knew how to react before, during and after the storm.
The Fair Grove School District cancelled classes for all students following the storm.We have photos of the damaged school on our website, ksmu.org.