Groundbreaking held for safe room at Cedar Ridge schools

Groundbreaking held for safe room at Cedar Ridge schools
A groundbreaking was held for a new safe room at the Cedar Ridge School District. (Source: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce)

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Cedar Ridge School District broke ground Friday on a new safe room.

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said in a news release Tuesday the multi-purpose building can hold approximately 300 people.

Superintendent Dr. Andy Ashey said he has experienced two different tornadoes during school hours in his career.

He wants to make sure students and community members have a safe place during severe weather.

Anyone wanting more information about the project is asked to call the Cedar Ridge School District at 870-201-2577.

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