Big Island charter school may have been destroyed by lava, school

Jul 12, 2018 by

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UNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) –

The community has anxiously watched and waited as lava from fissure 8 inched toward the ocean — and closed in on the Kua O Ka La Public Charter School.

There was uncertainty over the path of the lava flow and hopes that Madame Pele would spare the school.

On Wednesday, head of the school Susie Osborne told Hawaii News Now there’s a good chance the campus was destroyed.

Osborne said a photographer conducted a fly over this week and told her the school had been destroyed, however Osborne has not yet seen photos to confirm this. County officials also have not yet confirmed lava destroyed the campus.

No matter what, school leaders are vowing that classes will resume, just at new locations.

School administrators have been working to secure the new locations.

Osbourne says middle and high school students will be taught at the Hilo Boys and Girls Club. Elementary classes will reportedly be held at a facility at Nani Mau Botanical Garden.

Source: Big Island charter school may have been destroyed by lava, schoo – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

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