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Posted: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 7:47AM

High school struck by lightning, roof damaged



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Workers are repairing a Louisville high school after lightning struck the building and tore a hole in the roof.

Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Ben Jackey says along with a 5-foot-by-5-foot hole, concrete fell and two third-floor classrooms were damaged Sunday at DuPont Manual High School, which serves about 1,900 students.

Jackey told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/U5pJHX) the building is structurally safe and no one was injured.

JCPS does not have a cost estimate on the damages. The first day of classes is Aug. 13.

The building was designed by architect J. Meerick Colley in a Gothic, U-shaped style and built in 1933. Its main entry includes the lightning-struck five-story tower.

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