Storm Damages Veterans Memorial Middle School

Storm Damages Veterans Memorial Middle School
Posted on 12/31/2021
school with storm damagesNewton County School System (NCSS) staff are surveying the damages at Veterans Memorial Middle School (VMMS) after a storm hit the school late in the afternoon on New Year's Eve. No one was inside the building at the time of the incident.

VMMS principal, Dr. Takila Curry and NCSS Chief Operations Officer Dr. Michael Barr along with other NCSS Operations staff, arrived at the school shortly after the storm hit today. According to Dr. Barr, there appears to be no structural damage; however, cleanup will be required before students report on Tuesday.

“We are very fortunate this occurred when school was closed and no one was on campus,” said Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “The damage can be repaired. We’re just thankful that no one was there, and that we have no injuries to report. We will work to get the debris cleared and ensure the school is safe for students to return on Tuesday.”

UPDATE: Workers cleared and cleaned up debris from the storm and had the school ready for students to return on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.