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School Explosion

By: Jennifer Bocchieri
By: Jennifer Bocchieri

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Friday, Nov. 26, 2004

Two-hundred plus people are on the job, and the to-do list is long.

While everything at the other sites gets set up, at Marshall Middle, some of the walls are now coming down after an explosion this week. A structural engineer is inspecting the school, making sure both the old and new parts of the building are safe so more engineers and contractors can come in. The big question is whether the frame can stay or if an entire part of the school will have to be demolished.

Until they know, teachers aren’t allowed inside. That means besides desks and chairs, the schools will also have to fill the new rooms with supplies.

But come Sunday night, they say, the schools will shine, and all the finishing touches will be well finished.

Marshall Middle sixth graders will go to Carter, at 4640 E. 15th. Seventh and eighth graders will go to Longfellow, at 2116 S. Main.

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