WEST (AP) – Students and adults have marched to a new school complex in a Central Texas town where a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people.READ MORE: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Takes Step In Deciding Fate Of Colleyville Heritage Principal James Whitfield
Classes began Wednesday at the newly finished West High School and West Middle School.
The $52 million combined campus offers the first time that students are not in portable buildings or other sites since the deadly blast in West, 75 miles south of Dallas. Federal investigators in May announced the fire that caused the April 17, 2013, blast was intentionally set.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
Superintendent David Truitt has described Wednesday’s walk, from the former middle school site, as the West Legacy March.
The new campus for the West Independent School District was paid for with insurance money, plus funds from the Texas Education Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.MORE NEWS: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
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