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UPDATE: Destructive Winds Crush Pasco Elementary School

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UPDATE: PASCO, WA - The Pasco School District says this weekend's wind storm won't delay the opening of the city's new school. 

The winds on Saturday took down part of the new school, currently under construction at Road 52 and Powerline road. The wind blew down the front wall, as many support beams couldn't handle the strong winds, some nearing 60 miles per hour at times.

The school is scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year, and the district says that's still the case. 

"We don't anticipate any delay in the opening of the new school," said Assistant Superintendent of Operations John Morgan. 

District leaders say they've met with representatives from Fowler Construction, the lead contractor building PSD's as yet unnamed Elementary #13, to discuss the damages.

Fowler Construction is in the process of assessing the structure and meeting with appropriate agencies to take further action.

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PASCO, WA - Following an intense Saturday of strong winds, many trees and power lines went down.

Caution tape now outlines the construction site of a new elementary school in Pasco that collapsed during yesterday's storm.

The yet to be named school is out near road 58 and Powerline road. The structure was not completely finished and could not handle the pressure. The entire front wall fell over and many support beams bent and twisted as the exterior of the building fell.

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