INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Staff from two Lafayette-area schools heavily damaged in severe storms that raked Indiana are preparing to resume classes Monday at new locations.
Tippecanoe School Corp. Superintendent Scott Hanback told his board of trustees Tuesday that classes won't be held for a long time at Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School after their buildings were battered in the storms Sunday.
Staff from both schools met at the district's central office to begin preparation for resuming classes Monday at a church and a middle school with extra space available.
The National Weather Service hasn't determined yet weather a tornado hit the adjacent schools south of Lafayette. However, it says its preliminary findings indicate 26 tornadoes hit Indiana on Sunday, making it third largest outbreak in one day in state history.