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S.C.C. Elementary School students head back to class

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Hundreds of area kids returned to class today after nearly a week at home due a fire at their school.

Last Tuesday's fire caused extensive damage to the elementary school in Roberts.

Monday more than six hundred students got their first look at their new classrooms inside buildings at a nearby former Girl Scout camp. The temporary school is being called "Panther Camp." Teachers say students are enthusiastic about the adjustment and are excited to be able to spend some time outdoors.

"Its completely different than anything I've ever read in a book or would have any discussion at any principal meeting or anything like that but again, the community has come together with this, you know, Hammond, Roberts with making sure we had enough supplies," explained principal Steve Sanders

"I think they are very excited and I think that excitement is going to definitely motivate them and help them get through all the adjustment periods that we are going through now too. This week we are working out the little kinks and I'm sure by next week we are going to have this rock solid," said Megan Elmhorst, a first grade teacher at the school.

The students will finish out the school year at the camp. Meanwhile, the fire at the school was determined to be arson. Justin Nelson from Roberts will be in court next week on arson and burglary charges.

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