Long Beach students graduate from Sandy-ravaged West Elementary School

A group of Long Beach fifth-graders returned to their school for the first time today since Hurricane Sandy, but only to graduate. About 375 students came back to West Elementary School, which was

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2013, 1:55 AM

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Long Beach students graduate from Sandy-ravaged West Elementary School

A group of Long Beach fifth-graders returned to their school for the first time today since Hurricane Sandy, but only to graduate.

About 375 students came back to West Elementary School, which was heavily damaged in the October storm.

The school's principal says the children have struggled mightily since then, with many still displaced from their homes.

Despite Tuesday's ceremony, Long Beach schools superintendent says repairs on the building are far from complete.



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