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Eunice Elementary back in class after fire displaced students

Posted: 6:32 PM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 19:36:17-04

In St. Landry Parish,  things are back to normal for students and teachers at Eunice Elementary.

“Six weeks ago, they had to transfer to another school after a fire broke out,” says Eunice Elementary Principal Mary Dupre.

For the first time, the 56 fourth graders who had class in that building can unpack the boxes and begin to settle back in at Eunice Elementary.

“It feels great, it’s wonderful, I like having everyone. All of the staff is back, all of the students are back. It should make things a little more convenient,” says Dupre.

The fourth graders are in temporary classrooms along with some third graders and special education students who were also impacted by the fire. Still, the students are grateful to be closer to the rest of the school so everyone can shift back to a more regular schedule.

“I’m hoping by next week we can have music in our music class again, I’m hoping our library can open up again and I’m pretty sure our computer lab will be back functioning so students will be able to access those classrooms again,” says Dupre.

Principal Dupre says she still can’t say what exactly caused the fire or how long it will be before the damaged building is operating again.