Road to Recovery: AC Blunt Middle School reopens after Harvey
Aransas Pass continues to recover more than 6 months after Hurricane Harvey hit the town, creating widespread damage and devastation.
This morning marks a special point in the recovery efforts as the AC Blunt Middle School reopens for the first time since the storm hit. The hallways will be filled with purple and gold as teachers and students try to get back to what used to be their everyday lives.
Students have been attending classes at the nearby Charlie Marshall Elementary School. While they are excited to get back to their own building, some say it will take some getting used to.
"It's something I was looking forward to, but not really anymore because we've kind of adjusted over there now," student George Acosta said.
The middle school was heavily damaged in the hurricane. The building needed a new roof, air conditioning units and fencing. Acosta said he is eager to see the renovated building.
"I kind of want to see the classrooms because they keep saying everything is new there, so I want to see what's new about it," Acosta said. "They keep saying we have a lot of new equipment, so I'm really looking forward to that."
The school hosted an open house on Friday to welcome students and parents back.
We want to wish the Panthers a great first day back at their campus.
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