Students may return to MLK high school on Wednesday

Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11:07am
Staff reports

Metro Nashville Public Schools officials said they plan to announce on Monday afternoon when classes at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School will resume after Saturday’s fire.

Monday morning assessments by Metro’s Public Health Department and Fire Department, as well as structural engineers, will determine when teachers and students will report back to school. MNPS officials said if the assessments allow, staff will report Tuesday and students will return Wednesday.

The school is closed Monday after a two-alarm fire broke out at about 3:50 a.m. Saturday in an upstairs maintenance room. The incident caused what the fire department called significant damage to one wing of the school from smoke and water, after crews had to cut into the roof to reach the flames.

About 21 classrooms are in the area where the fire broke out. Fire investigators determined the fire was an accident.