Students in Lee County return back to school after the tornado hits

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It’s been a little over a week since the tornado ripped through Lee County. Today, students and teachers had to move forward by returning to school after that tornado took the lives of 23 individuals.

A symbol of peace was high in the sky this morning as Beauregard students headed back to school.

Smiles and hugs were given to the elementary students before starting their lessons in the classroom. 

“Everybody is wanting to take care of our school and help our children so we just have a strong faculty and we’re going to be strong together,” says Lisa Harris, Beauregard Elementary School Principal.

The high school students were in good spirits being reunited with close teachers and friends. 

“Getting the kids back into school and back on the routine we think that will be the best kind of medicine for them,” Charlie Hughes, Assistant Principal of Beauregard High School.

A candlelight vigil was held for the tornado victims prior to going back to school. Counselors were avalible for all students who needed extra support. 

“They don’t want to talk some may not want to talk, then we are not going to encourage them to do that, it will be on their timing,” says Harris.

The tornado left a hole in many peoples hearts. though the tradegy can never be changed, the community continues to stand Beauregard strong. 

“It’s brought our community together and we are just going to move forward it’s going to take a little while, but we will get there,” says Hughes.

Lee County schools have altered their bus routes to accomodate families who’ve lost their homes and to get students to school. 

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