- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

VAN, Texas (AP) - School has resumed in an East Texas town more than a week after a tornado killed two residents and left at least 40 people hurt.

Students in grades four through 12 reported for classes Monday at three schools in Van.

The other two schools in Van, 70 miles southeast of Dallas, were severely damaged in the May 10 twister and remain closed. Students in pre-kindergarten through third grade will not have to return this term due to that campus damage.

Van schools spokeswoman Lynsey Admire (LIIN’-see AD’-my-er) says the Texas Education Agency has granted a waiver, so classes missed last week won’t be made up.

Graduation will be held May 29 at Tyler Junior College. The last day of school is June 2, a date not changed by the tornado.


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