MINERAL, Va. (AP) — Louisa County school officials say a new school’s opening marks the system’s recovery from a 2011 earthquake.
Media outlets report that the new Louisa County High School was dedicated on Sunday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school replaces one that was destroyed by the magnitude-5.8 earthquake.
The earthquake also destroyed Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and damaged the county’s other four schools. A new Thomas Jefferson Elementary School opened in August 2014 and the damaged schools were repaired.
Superintendent Deborah Pettit says the school system now has only one mission: educating children.
The earthquake was centered near Mineral and was felt from Georgia to Canada. Nearly 1,000 homes in Louisa County were damaged.