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Fire Damaged Penn Wood HS On Track To Open On Time

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 Mike DeNardo

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (CBS) - School officials say repairs at the arson-damaged Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne should be complete for the start of classes next month.

William Penn School District Superintendent Joseph Bruni admits to feeling uneasy. Because even though a $22,000 reward has been offered, police still don’t know who set fire to Penn Wood High School’s Green Avenue campus in April (see related story).

“It’s extremely frustrating. And it also creates some anxiety on our part because the person or persons have not been identified.”

The fire followed a series of threats, and resulted in several million dollars in damages. Crews have spent the last four months putting in new floors and doors as well as a new security and alarm system.

Contractors have assured Bruni the Green Avenue campus will be restored and ready for 800 juniors and seniors on the the first day of classes September 3rd.

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