It's back to the books at Boonville High School. Parts of the high school were damaged after last weeks severe storms and several of the classrooms were flooded. Students have seen their fair share of weather related events this year from a flooded gym floor, days missed due to winter weather, and now last weeks severe storm. So today, students hit the books once again preparing for the end of the school year
Choir director Stephanie Sullivan-Whitten was there the evening the storm roared through, causing significant damage. She says when she and the students poked their heads out, they saw rain pouring down the 300 hallway ceiling like a water a waterfall.
The storm damaged 20 classrooms, but luckily no one was hurt. Principal Mike Whitten says the situation was like something that you see on TV because you think it's gonna happen to someone else and you never think that you're going to be in the middle of all that. He says the time the storm went through, there were about 200 people on campus and everybody was safe.
Student Charlie Garrison was there when the storm blew through, and considers himself lucky. He says that he was in a very safe place and the staff guided everyone, keeping them quiet, and most importantly, safe.
Choir Director Stephanie Sullivan-Whitten was glad to return to school today. She says they don't have to worry or reflect on being sad or regretful. because everybody responded exactly as they needed to and everyone was safe.
The state is not requiring students to make up the missed school day on Monday, so graduation and the final day of classes will go on as scheduled.