WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

32 Schools Closed In Prince George's County

Play associated audio
Several buildings in D.C. sustained minor damage after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the East Coast Aug. 23. School officials are still assessing damage in some Prince George's County schools.
Garrett Bradford
Several buildings in D.C. sustained minor damage after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the East Coast Aug. 23. School officials are still assessing damage in some Prince George's County schools.

More than 30 schools in Prince George's County will remain closed today because of ongoing structural tests to gauge damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

In a statement released late Wednesday, school superintendent Dr. William Hite said officials are working as quickly as possible to get the necessary building inspections completed so school can resume for all students.

Schools spokesperson Bryant Coleman says the 32 closed schools need additional assessment, or repair.

"There are some schools that have experienced structural damage, but it's too early to determine the full scope of it," Coleman says. "We will go in to do another assessment, to determine whether or not the remaining schools will be open Friday."

The list of schools closed is as follows:

  • Andrew Jackson Academy
  • Apple Grove ES
  • Barack Obama ES
  • Beltsville Academy
  • Berwyn Heights ES
  • Bradbury Heights ES
  • Carole Highlands ES
  • Charles Herbert Flowers HS
  • Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. HS
  • Ernest Everett Just MS
  • Forestville Military Academy
  • Gaywood ES
  • Greenbelt ES
  • Hyattsville ES
  • John H. Bayne ES
  • Langley Park-McCormick ES
  • Margaret Brent School
  • Avalon at Middleton Valley ES
  • Northwestern HS
  • Oakcrest ES
  • Overlook ES
  • Oxon Hill ES
  • Port Towns ES
  • Potomac HS
  • Robert R. Gray ES
  • Rogers Heights ES
  • Suitland ES
  • Surrattsville HS
  • Thomas Pullen Performing Arts
  • William Paca ES
  • William Wirt MS
  • Yorktown ES
NPR

Logo Channel Dedicates Annual Awards Show To Orlando Victims

On Saturday Logo TV, the largest LGBT-focused network, will honor "trailblazers" in the gay community. In light of the shootings in Orlando, the telecast has taken on a more poignant resonance.
NPR

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
NPR

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.
NPR

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.