Alabama school district coping with damage after tornado

Jan 13, 2020

A north Alabama school district is closing some of its schools this week after a tornado caused heavy damage at an elementary school.

A twister that forecasters say was an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph devastated Brindlee Mountain Primary School at Union Grove on Saturday. Superintendent Cindy Saye Wigley says it's fortunate students weren't in class at the time.

Wigley says students and staff will have to be shifted to a middle school and high school, so all three schools will be closed this week. She says the county school board will meet on Monday to address the emergency and request state funding.