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School’s Back In Session; Jeep Plows Into Staples

Ice may have been a contributing factor in a motor vehicle accident that upended this morning’s back-to-school routine at Staples High School.

A Jeep — reportedly driven by a teacher — smashed through the side of the building into a culinary classrooms. Classes had not yet begun.

Incredibly, the vehicle crashed directly through windows and doors, missing adjacent brick walls.

But the driver reportedly hit a gas line to a stove.

(Photo courtesy of social media/Photographer unknown)

There were no reported injuries. Police and fire vehicles raced to the scene, through the usual North Avenue morning traffic jam.

(Photo courtesy of social media/Photographer unknown)

Students and staff were held outside, as fire officials checked for gas leaks. At 8:30, students and staff were allowed back in the building.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

(Photo courtesy of social media) 

It was quite a beginning, after 11 days away. School was out last week for winter break. Monday was a professional development day; yesterday was a snow day.