Cristo Rey returns home following 2016 flood

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A year and a half after the August 2016 flood swamped their brand new school, students and staff of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School can officially go back to their campus.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, Feb. 9 at the campus located at 4000 St. Gerard Avenue.

"Sometime the best part of our lives are when we go through challenges and this challenge, I think, brought us all together and closer," said Vic Howell, board of directors.

Cristo Rey students, faculty and staff were joined by Bishop Robert Muench, who will bless the new modular campus. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was also there to welcome them home.

For the past seventeen months, Cristo Rey has been operating out of the Bon Carre Business Center.

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