Idaho News

Wind damages Horseshoe Bend School gym roof

High winds that battered the Treasure Valley on Sunday evening blew off tin from the roof of the gymnasium at the Horseshoe Bend School.

“The tin is scattered on the ground and continues to be tossed around by the wind,” read a statement the Horseshoe Bend School District posted on its Facebook page later Sunday night.

A wind gust of 49 miles per hour was reported Sunday evening south of Horseshoe Bend, said Dave Groenert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boise.

On Monday morning, the school district reported the campus had reopened but the gym building and elementary school playground were “closed/off-limits until further notice.”

The school, which serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade, finished classes last week. The graduation ceremony for the high school seniors was held in the gym on Saturday, while kindergarten students had their graduation there on Wednesday.

Dennis Chesnut, who serves as the district’s superintendent and K-12 principal, could not be immediately reached for comment Monday morning.

John Sowell: 208-377-6423, @IDS_Sowell