Rumors circulating on social media and on some broadcast media outlets of a roof collapse at Elena Christian Jr. High School due to heavy overnight winds on Tuesday are untrue, according to the Department of Education. Elena Christian remained in full session Wednesday and there was no damage to the school’s facilities.
However another St. Croix school, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, did dismiss classes Wednesday due to wind damage the night before. Alfredo Andrews Elementary students resume classes Thursday.
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With a population of only around 100,000, the U.S. Virgin islands has had a relatively successful history of track and field. Founded in 1963, as one of the founding members of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) has seen many of its young stars leave the territory because there were no modern facilities and limited opportunity for international competition and travel to United States high schools and colleges to blossom.
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