KERSHAW, S.C. — Several days after a tornado ripped through North Central High School, Superintendent Shane Robins and his team are assessing the damage and where they will go from here.
"It’s about 25% that’s salvageable with those two new additions, which are the gymnasium, the wellness center and our auditorium ... and 75% is just not going to be able to be saved at this point. It’s not cost effective. You know our adjusters will look at it and see what the expense is to renovate and repair or actually rebuild, but most times if it’s more than 50% of what a new structure would be, then they will tear it down and start from scratch." says Robins
An EF-2 tornado struck North Central High School around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The superintendent says people and organizations in the community have been more than giving and the generosity has been greatly appreciated.
"Duke Energy presented our high school principal with a $3,500 check to help us in our recovery efforts. We actually received a $10,000 donation, as well. You know, for us, that’s one less thing we really have to worry about knowing that we have so much support behind us to help us in our efforts."