Speegleville Elementary back open after fire

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:12pm

WACO -- It's been nearly a year since former school nurse Mary Gutierrez set Speegleville Elementary on fire.

But now they're back open and ready for students in the fall.

We got a look at all the new construction.

Midway says the entry-way and library were badly burned and the rest of the school had smoke and soot damage.

But now the school is back to normal and the teachers tell us they're ready to be back in their old classrooms.

"There's been a lot of good come out of it. We've made it more kid friendly, more user friendly. We can't wait to put the heart and soul back into Speegleville," Speegleville Elementary Teacher Librarian Christe Hancock said.

Since the library lost a lot of books, Midway was able to work with their insurance company to purchase iPads to replace the books.

Now all 250 Kindergarten through 4th graders will have an iPad.


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