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Wait for new high school after '06 tornado coming to an end in Caruthersville

By Brandi Hodges - bio | email

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) -  The new high school in Caruthersville, MO is expected to open by the end of January. The school was damaged back in 2006 when a tornado hit the community.

The old school was torn down in October of 2006 to make way for the construction of the long awaited new building. The new building is almost finished. Final touches will be added over the next several weeks so that when teachers and students move in everything will be ready.

Superintendent J.J. Bullington said that the technology components will be installed this week.  All of the classrooms are going to have interactive SmartBoards.  On Monday of next week the furniture for the school will arrive.

There is some railing from the old building that will be incorporated into the new building.  That railing has been replicated so that they can use some of the old and some of the new railing to have enough to use on the railing for the staircase.

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