WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE 4/14/19 4:05pm
Per Ouachita Parish Superintendent Don Coker, all Boley Elementary School students have been excused from class from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18th. Students already had off on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22.
The message from Coker reads as follows:
"Boley Community, we are all devastated by the loss of our school. In order to formulate a plan for the remainder of the year, we are excusing Boley students from class for the rest of this week April 15 through April 18, prior to the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays. We will notify parents Wednesday of this week with the planned location for students to report back to school on Tuesday, April 23rd. We are blessed to live in a community who has come together to support our faculty and staff as well as our students. Know that we are all praying for the Boley Community."
UPDATE: 9:30 PM:
A fire consumes Boley Elementary School in West Monroe.
The fire started around 5 pm Saturday (April 13) evening. West Monroe PD says they believe the fire might have started in the attic.
KNOE viewer, Cheyenne Alaniz, was the first to send in photos & video that showed the school in flames. Drone video was sent in by Mason Richardson. Street video was sent in by Daniel Kenneth Blazier.
Police say no one was in the school at the time and no one was hurt. They don't have a cause yet, so it's unclear at this time if it is related to the storms.
Boley Elementary School is located at 2213 Cypress Street across from Neighborhood Walmart.
Superintendent Coker says school leaders will meet on Sunday to determine where Boley students will go to school for the rest of the year.
Parents should get a robocall with more information.
Photos from earlier: