Post Elementary School damaged by Sunday morning fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Post Elementary School damaged by Sunday morning fire

POST, TX (KCBD) - Crews from Post, Slaton, West Carlisle, O'Donnell and Tahoka battled a fire at Post Elementary School on Sunday.

The fire burned for around seven hours, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Post Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Isbell said about 16 of the third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms were affected.

No word yet on the extent of the damage or the cause of the fire.

Post ISD says there will be no school on Monday.

Damon Pool is a fifth grader at Post Elementary. He said he will miss more than his lost school supplies. 

"It's really sad because think of the people who love to learn and all that," he said. "How are they going to get their education through a burned school?"

Garza County Judge, Lee Norman, has an answer.

"Those are buildings, those can be repaired and be rebuilt," Norman said. "We're really excited about our new facilities coming online. So again, those are buildings, but we're thankful no one was there today and everybody is safe."

Lubbock County Emergency Management announced a supply drive effort on Sunday afternoon:

In coordination with Garza County Office of Emergency Management, The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management will be organizing a School Supply drive for the Post ISD Elementary School Teachers and Students.

We will organize a coordinated effort to include School Districts with in Lubbock County and Faith Based Groups, to include the New Lubbock Disaster Relief Network.

Anyone interested in assisting with this effort can contact Lubbock County Judge Thomas V. (Tom) Head after 8 a.m. Monday September 22, 2014 at his office at (806) 775-1558. You can also contact the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management at (806) 775-1911 ( This is not a 24 hour number) or email at cthetford@co.lubbock.tx.us ( Monitored 24 hours a day).

A partial list of supplies that may be needed are as follows:

XPO MARKERS
CONSTRUCTION PAPER
PAPER
PENCILS
CRAYONS
GLUE AND GLUE STICKS
RED PENS
MARKERS
COLORED PENCILS
ELMERS GLUE
SCISSORS -- STUDENT AND TEACHER
NAP MATS (PRE-K AND K)
PENCIL BOXES
KLEENEX
TEACHER CALENDARS
FOLDERS
BINDERS
SPIRALS
USED CHILDRENS BOOKS

Cash Contributions will also be accepted.

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