Gruening Middle, Eagle River Elementary closed for the school year due to quake damage

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 15:43

A second Eagle River school has been closed for the rest of the school year due to damage from Friday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

At a Wednesday press conference, Anchorage School District officials said Gruening Middle School is too damaged to reopen. On Tuesday, the district said Eagle River Elementary will be closed through the school year. Both schools suffered extensive damage in the earthquake.

Gruening students will attend Chugiak High for the remainder of the school year, according to the district.


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