EARTHQUAKE

Louisa school back to normal after earthquake

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It was like the first day of school in January for students and teachers at Louisa High School.

Damage from the August earthquake.

Parents, teachers and kids spent the day a little lost navigating the temporary trailers they'll call school for the remainder of the year. And many were talking about earthquakes and aftershocks.

“We all just froze like I wouldn't move and I was like, 'Oh God not again,'” says Summer Wirt.

Monday night, another aftershock rattled the community. No one was hurt and there was no major damage.

The big earthquake struck in August causing severe damage to the high school, turning things upside down. It forced the students to have to share classrooms with the nearby middle school and put everyone on a three-day week.

There have been dozens of aftershocks since August which students have come to accept.

“Like now they are kinda like 'whatever. The ground shook,'” says student Alexis Fountain.

Tuesday, for the first time, life began to return to normal.

“We didn't know whether they'd be in school or out of school whether they had to be transferred 15 to 20 miles off,” says parent Virginia Johnson. “They happen to be staying right here in Louisa.”

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