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2 LaPlace schools remain closed following Friday fire

Classes are canceled at East St. John Elementary and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary until further notice (FOX 8 photo). Classes are canceled at East St. John Elementary and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary until further notice (FOX 8 photo).
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Two LaPlace schools remain closed following a destructive fire early Friday morning.

Administrators at East St. John Elementary and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary say both schools will remain closed Monday following Friday’s fire.

Students at East St. John will be moved to the old Leon Godchaux campus. However, crews first need to move equipment and prepare the site for students. Administrators say this could take up to three weeks.

Lake Pontchartrain Elementary did not sustain any damage, but officials want to make sure the site is safe for everyone.

No injuries were reported in Friday’s fire. Investigators are still working to learn the cause of the blaze. Criminal activity is not suspected.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School System is asking for school supplies to replace the ones lost in the fire. You can drop off donations at both locations of A Storage Inn - 2820 Highway 51, LaPlace and 3334 W. Airline Highway, Reserve. The locations will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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