School replacing one destroyed in March 2012 tornado opens Friday

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WYMT) - We are a little less than two months away from the two year anniversary of the outbreak of tornadoes that hit parts of the mountains. Now, an important part of one of those communities is making a comeback.

On Friday morning, Morgan County Schools will celebrate the opening of the new buildings at Wrigley Elementary for their teachers and students.

The opening was actually scheduled for Monday, but the extreme winter weather this week kept them from doing so.

Between 7:30 and 8am, students will meet up at the temporary elementary school, load up on buses and be led on a drive to the new schools by principal Vicki Oldfield and the schools superintendent Deatrah Barnett.

Principal Oldfield says the new school is about three times the size of the old one.

For the first time, 270 students will see a full-size gym, new supplies and a concrete school built to withstand just about anything.

We will have more on the visit later today on Mountain News.

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