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Students return to school month after deadly tornado


SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WKOW) -- Middle and high school students in southern Indiana returned to class Monday, one month after a tornado destroyed their schools.

The students got a police escort to their temporary school at Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg, about 15 minutes from Henryville.

Some high school seniors say they're disappointed to miss out on part of their final year, but they'll make the most of the time they have left.

"It's not what we planned or what we wanted, but it could be a lot worse," said Henryville High School senior Evan Embry. "We're all lucky to be able to graduate. Even though we don't know where we'll graduate, we'll deal with it. It's alright."

West Clark Community School leaders plan to ask the state department of education to waive the 180 days of instruction requirement so the students don't have to make up the month they lost due to the tornado.

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