Kentucky High School Struck by Lightning Sustained Roof Damaged

July 16, 2014

Workers are repairing a Louisville, Ky., high school after lightning struck the building and tore a hole in the roof.

Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Ben Jackey says along with a 5-foot-by-5-foot hole, concrete fell and two third-floor classrooms were damaged Sunday at DuPont Manual High School, which serves about 1,900 students.

Jackey told The Courier-Journal the building is structurally safe and no one was injured.

JCPS does not have a cost estimate on the damages. The first day of classes is Aug. 13.

The building was designed by architect J. Meerick Colley in a Gothic, U-shaped style and built in 1933. Its main entry includes the lightning-struck five-story tower.

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