Texas town devastated by fertilizer plant explosion wonders about the future of its schools

  • by: NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 16, 2013 - 1:55 AM

DALLAS — After a massive fertilizer plant explosion devastated this rural town in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with a disaster that killed 15 people and wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of West's four schools. They borrowed classrooms in a nearby town so that children could return to class, and salvaged the school year so that the 113 high school seniors could graduate on time.

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