The Wisner-Pilger Middle School in Pilger, NE will be demolished on Friday
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PILGER, NE (KTIV) -
School officials confirm the Wisner-Pilger Middle School will be demolished on Friday, July 11.
It was severely damaged after two tornadoes ripped through Pilger, Nebraska on June 16.
That EF-4 twister took off the roof, broke windows and left the brick building structurally unsound.
The Wisner-Pilger School Board voted unanimously June 30 to tear down what's left of the structure.
The district will purchase three mobile classrooms that will go at the site of the elementary building in Wisner for the upcoming school year.
Chad Boyer, Superintendent said in a past story, "It is a tough stance to take. I will tell you that from the time that tornado touched down, and did so much destruction to the first day of school is exactly 60 days. Because of that tight timeline, we're in day 15 right now. We have 45 days until to our doorstep, and so we want to do everything possible to get them into the most conducive learning atmosphere as we can."
Boyer said they will allow the public to weigh in on the long-term plan to rebuild the middle school.
The district plans to save as many bricks from the old school for alumni and community members who want to keep a piece of the past.
Afterall, that school is sat in Pilger for more than 100 years.
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