Portion Of Quake-Damaged Northern Nevada High School To Reopen

WELLS (AP) - A portion of Wells High School will reopen on Monday for the first time since a Feb. 21 earthquake caused major damage to it.

The students have been going to classes in five portables outside the nearby elementary school since the magnitude 6.0 quake.

The temblor also damaged hundreds of homes and the town's historical district. No one was hurt.

The high school's west wing, which includes four classrooms and the library, will reopen on Monday.

School officials say only three modulars near the elementary school will be used after Monday.

They say there will be challenges supervising students going between the high school and the modulars, but students again will enjoy regular classroom hours.

Officials say repairs will continue in other parts of the school, but the west wing will be the only section open through the rest of the school year.

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