Joppatowne students displaced by fire returning to own school

November 05, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Magnolia Middle School pupils will get their building back Monday when Joppatowne High School students, displaced by an electrical fire last month, return to their own school, the Harford County School superintendent said yesterday.

The fire in a boiler room Oct. 1 has forced the Joppatowne students to share Magnolia's building until repairs are completed. School Superintendent Jeffery N. Grotsky said the Joppatowne school has passed inspection by state fire marshals and the county Health Department.

"We are convinced beyond a doubt that the building is safe," he said. "Students will return to their classes as scheduled."

Grotsky said officials are trying to determine the cause of the fire, which resulted in nearly $1 million in damage.

The building will reopen Saturday in time for the school's homecoming dance, Grotsky said.

Pub Date: 11/05/97

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