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Regular classes resume at Tacky High

Published:Monday | May 12, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Regular classes resumed this morning at Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary.

Classes were cancelled last week Monday after a fire lit by robbers destroyed the administrative building that housed the staff room, the records area, canteen, book room and the multipurpose hall.

Nearby schools had to accommodate grade 11 students sitting external examinations.

Principal of Tacky High, Errol Bascoe, says several buildings and rooms have been converted into temporary facilities to accommodate students and staff.

Meanwhile, the principal says the preliminary estimate of the damage from the fire is $45 million.

A technical team from the Education Ministry has been assessing the damage.

Four masked men allegedly gained entry to Tacky High and set fire to the school after a security guard could not provide them with information on a vault in the bursar’s office.

The investigation has so far yielded no suspect.

WATCH: Security tied up as robbers set blaze to Tacky High

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