Two years - that's how long Lockney School District officials expect it'll take the community to rebuild from the devastating fire that destroyed the high school. In the meantime, students will be back in class Wednesday at local churches.
High school students will meet at the First Baptist Church, and Junior High will be held at the Methodist Church in Lockney.
However, school district spokesperson Charles Keaton says they might only be in church classrooms for three to four weeks. He says State Representative Joe Heflin will donate seven portable buildings for the students. They will be put on district owned lots near the old high school.
Flare Ups Continue At Lockney High School
Floyd County authorities remained tight-lipped Monday night about a person of interest identified in the suspected case of arson at Lockney High School. Meanwhile, volunteer fire crews remained on the scene to douse flare-ups, more than 24 hours after investigators suspect someone intentionally set the blaze.