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A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
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The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
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Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) -
There is an empty building with asbestos issues in the center of town, and the school system that owns it is trying to figure out what to do with it.
Central Middle School has been empty since the summer. The students are at the new school and the old building is being used as storage for desks and equipment. The longer it sits, the more damaged it becomes.
"We have the issue of asbestos in the building; asbestos in the floor, asbestos in the ceiling, those can be addressed," said Michael Faulk, Superintendent of Central Schools.
Monday night, the school board will hear from residents in the City of Central about what they would like done to the space. Right now, the superintendent says the school is being used to hold surplus materials.
A question posted on the City of Central's Facebook page has gotten several suggestions from some. There are those who say tear it down. But others want parts of the school preserved. The school has been in the same location since the 1920's and Superintendent Faulk says when years ago, it housed 1st through 12th grade.
Even the flagpole in front bears a stamp from a class from 1930. The girls gym has been here since 1927, some want that portion to be saved and turned into a museum. Faulk says when the school system separated from East Baton Rouge, they deemed the girls gym unsafe because tie rods were holding it together.
The auditorium on campus has been chained shut because of asbestos issues. No one has been inside it since 1989.
The corner where the school sits is also the center of the city. Some have commented why not make it a governmental complex, where the school system, city hall and police station would all be centrally located. For the school system, Faulk says that idea could work.
"Moving school board office there, right now we lease this facility. We're going to be moving to Starkey Academy for more space because we've outgrown this space," Faulk said.
A decision on what to do with the school will not be made at Monday night's meeting. Faulk says they plan to have several meetings, to make sure the public stays informed. They'll do cost studies on ideas that are presented before determining what the future of the building will be.