School out for 2-3 weeks after East St. John fire
LAPLACE - School officials said some students will be out of class for up to three weeks after a fire at the East St. John the Baptist Parish Elementary School campus.
Jennifer Boquet, a spokesperson for the parish school system, said students from East St. John have to be sent to Leon Godchaux. That school will have to be retrofitted to take in the elementary students, a process which could take up to three weeks.
Lake Pontchartrain Elementary, which is located in trailers behind East St. John, will be closed for one week. Those students have been attending classes on the East St. John Elementary campus due to damage from Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
Officials said there were no signs of arson or criminal activity at the site of the fire, which was reported around 12:15 a.m. Friday. They are still investigating just what caused the fire.
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