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School Officials Scramble To Resume Classes After Apparent Arson In Lansdowne

Fire at Penn Wood High School on April 18, 2013. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

Fire at Penn Wood High School on April 18, 2013. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

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By John McDevitt

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (CBS) — As authorities investigate the early morning arson fire that badly damaged a Lansdowne, Delaware County, high school this morning (see related story), a plan is being worked on to get the kids back to class.

Penn Wood High School has two sites: its Green Avenue campus in Lansdowne, for 11th and 12th graders, where the fires occurred, and the Cypress Street campus about 1½ miles away in Yeadon, for 9th and 10th grade students.

Joseph Bruni, superintendent of the William Penn School District, tells KYW Newsradio that a schedule to fit all four grades into the school in Yeadon is now being worked on, “and we are setting up a transitional plan to have split sessions at the Cypress Street building.  And once we get the plan into place, we will be notifying parents and students as to when they can return to the Cypress Street building.”

Bruni says it’s hoped that students will be able to go back to class early next week.

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