Springfield HS reopens after flood
SPRINGFIELD - Students returned to Springfield High School Monday for the first time since the August flood.
"It's not complete, like I said we got a lot of boxes laying around, we got some classrooms without doors on them some... but we're at home cause we're here," principal Spencer Harris said.
Some walls are unfinished, too, but it's nothing the students and staff can't work around. The school was flooded with about 18 inches of water.
"Everything had to be gutted," Harris said.
Donations helped return the school to working order.
"A multitude of donations," Assistant Superintendent Steve Parril said. "Taylor Swift, you know, gave us a $50,000 construction, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools gave us $42,000," plus gift cards and school supplies from others.
"We choose to focus on what we do have... a great community and great school. We're going to be ok," Harris said.
Students returned to regular classes and regular school times.
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