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New Henryville school complex almost finished

HENRYVILLE, Ind. -- Work on the new Henryville school complex is nearly finished.

Five months ago, a tornado ripped through the small southern Indiana town destroying the school complex.

School starts in three weeks and construction crews are working around the clock to finish it.

The new $51 million project includes a two-story elementary wing, energy efficient upgrades, a new roof, new gym and lots of furniture.

"The kind of people who live here, how they came together in a crisis and pulled through with patience and hard work, we're building back very, very quickly," Dr. John Reed, Henryville assistant superintendent, said. "And I think it'll attract people to this area."

A pull-up bar that survived the storm was put up in the gym to serve as a testament to the school's strength.

The first day of classes is Aug. 7.

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