No Columbiana Middle students injured during windstorm

Workers repair damage to the roof of the Columbiana Middle School after storms rolled through on March 5. (Reporter Photo/Jon Goering)

Workers repair damage to the roof of the Columbiana Middle School after storms rolled through on March 5. (Reporter Photo/Jon Goering)

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – No Columbiana Middle School students were injured after a strong thunderstorm passed through Columbiana on the afternoon of March 5, said Cindy Warner, spokesperson for Shelby County schools.

In a March 5 email, Deputy Superintendent Tom Ferguson wrote “no one was hurt.” Ferguson also wrote the wind damaged “a small section of the building.”

“The damage is isolated to the (agriculture) building. It’s mainly roof damage and damage to a gas line,” Warner said. “I think the gas line issue is primarily impacting hot water.”