Tippecanoe schools closed Monday due to storm damage

Mintonye Elementary and Southwestern Middle School had heavy damage.
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Due to significant storm damage in Tippecanoe County, TSC schools are closed Monday, Nov. 18th.

Schools are expected to open Tuesday and resume normal operations at all locations except Mintonye Elementary and Southwestern Middle School, which sustained heavy damage during Sunday's storms.

Contingency plans for these schools are being developed now. Mintonye and Southwestern families should expect additional communication as plans are determined.

School personnel are assessing damage to all schools and facilities. According to the school district, early indications show that the majority of the storm damage was contained to Mintonye and Southwestern.  However, downed power lines and power outages across the district have made it difficult to conduct full assessments to ensure safe operations.

Southwestern Junior High School on County Road 800 South, three miles west of US 231, had heavy damage. State troopers directed traffic around the school to prevent onlookers from coming onto school grounds.

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