Devastated Texas town ponders schools' future

Devastated Texas town ponders schools' future

POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 1:46pm

New term next month for West students and teachers begins in clusters of trailers

The Houston Chornicle is reporting; after a massive fertilizer plant explosion devastated this rural town in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with a disaster that killed 15 people and wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of West's four schools.

They borrowed classrooms in a nearby town so that children could return to class, and salvaged the school year so that the 113 high school seniors could graduate on time.

To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website:

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How about passing a zoning law that keeps explosive material outside the city limits, away from schools and residential areas. How about training fire fighters not to spray water on an ammonium nitrate, or magnesium fire. How about some basic safety training. OSHA provides training material it free of charge on their website.

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