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Halifax: Elementary school that lost classrooms in fire to be rebuilt

Halifax: Elementary school that lost classrooms in fire to be rebuilt
Halifax: Elementary school that lost classrooms in fire to be rebuilt

After the fire, all the computers in the school had to be taken apart and cleaned. The students’ work was lost.

“It was horrible,” Mr. Sheppard recalls.

“Although the fire was catastrophic, we were very fortunate to have a great fire department that, together with the fire doors in the hallways, was able to keep the fire under control. Only part of the building was lost.”

He said “horror and fear” went through his mind as he watched the fire, wondering what parts of the school would survive and where the children would go the next day.

“It was just at the end of the Covid period and we had already faced many crises,” he added.

“The last two years have been a pretty quick tour of crisis management!”