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Louisa schools OK after 3.1-magnitude quake

All six schools in the Louisa County Public School system were deemed safe this morning after a 3.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Mineral late Sunday night.

David “Sal” Szalankiewicz, director of facilities for the school division, inspects the school buildings after every aftershock and said each school was fine this morning.

Sunday’s quake, which occured about 11:21 p.m., was the 74th quake to hit the area since the initial 5.8 magnitude quake on Aug. 23, according to the Louisa County government’s website.

Louisa County High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary schools suffered structural damage and will both be rebuilt with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other donated money. Students at those schools are currently attending classes in modular units.

The Louisa County School Board is in the process of having Thomas Jefferson Elementary demolished.


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