Donated supplies delivered to S. Indiana students


A group of volunteers has delivered the latest batch of school supplies to a former brake-parts factory where hundreds of southern Indiana teenagers will return to classes Monday a month after a deadly tornado wrecked their school.

The volunteers from Indianapolis delivered 680 backpacks and school supplies Friday to the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports that the former brake-parts factory and newly refurbished business incubator has been divided into 35 small temporary classrooms, a nurse's station, administrative offices and a cafeteria.

Henryville's 500 middle and high school students have been out of school since March 2, when a tornado heavily damaged the town's three-school complex. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students returned to school March 21 in rented space in New Albany.

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