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Albion closes elementary school on Tuesday for inspection

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – An SUV that crashed into the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School this afternoon not only left a gaping hole in a fourth grade classroom, but damaged the back wall of the school, leaving several cracks.

The school district announced that it is closing the school on Tuesdays for grades prekindergarten through 5 so the building can be fully inspected and prepared for use again.

The district has also cancelled all evening activities today and Tuesday.

“Thank you to all our students, staff, and emergency folks for your work today!” the district said in a message to the community at 5:58 p.m.

Albion Central School Superintendent Michael Bonnewell takes pictures of an SUV that hit the elementary school at about 3 p.m. this afternoon. He is standing next to Albion firefighter Jim Peruzzini.

The accident caused several cracks in the wall in the back of the elementary school near the community entrance.