Consultant: Three schools in West cannot be repaired

Tour of West damage

Credit: WFAA

This school near the West Fertilizer Company suffered heavy damage as a result of a chemical explosion at the plant on April 17, 2013.

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Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

WEST, Texas — The West Independent School District board of trustees learned Monday that three of its four schools will have to be demolished in the wake of the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

The district's high school, intermediate school, and most of its middle school were damaged by the blast.

A construction company that has reviewed the three schools told trustees that only the gymnasium at the middle school can be repaired; the other structures must be rebuilt.

The estimated price of the repairs was not available.

The school board will meet again later this week to review the recommendations.

West ISD has been able to conduct classes only at its elementary school; other students are being bused to neighboring districts.

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