An incredibly strong ‘wind event’ peeled the roof off the gymnasium at Barranca Mesa Elementary School a short while ago today. Photo by Ryn Hermmann
The building has been evacuated and the power and gas have been turned off. Los Alamos firefighters and police officers are on site conducting safety inspections. School maintenance staff is at the site preparing to do site clean up.
YMCA After School Program staff are remaining at the school until all children are picked up by parents.
A decision on whether to close Barranca School Thursday and Friday will be made later this afternoon, Schmidt said. Check back with ladailypost.com for the official announcement.