Fort Washington Elementary School Welcomes Back Students for First Time After Tornado Damaged School Building

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Fort Washington Elementary School welcomed students back on Wednesday for the first time after a tornado damaged the school building, reports Deanna Durante for NBC10 Philadelphia.

This was technically the kids’ second day inside the school.

Students return to school in this picture assortment via Facebook.

They attended classes on September 1, but later that day a tornado touched down and tore apart areas all the way from Whitemarsh to Horsham, hitting Upper Dublin Township particularly hard.

And while the damage from the tornado is still visible in the area, the school has finished the initial repairs on the building and opened its doors once again to staff, students, and parents.

However, while the majority of students are back, the violent storm took out one wing of the school, preventing some of them from returning to school until rebuilding is completed.

Meanwhile, parents, kids, and staff were all happy to be back at Fort Washington Elementary School in Upper Dublin Township.

“They really did a great job getting it together and the kids are so excited,” said one parent.

Watch the entire segment on Fort Washington Elementary School children returning to school after the September 1 tornado at NBC10 Philadelphia.