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Students leaving school hit by Christmas Day tornado

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MOBILE - AL -

In Mobile, students at Murphy High School will be attending class at another site because of the Christmas Day tornado that heavily damaged their school.  Students will transfer to Clark Shaw Magnet School when classes resume after the holidays.  Murphy's enrollment is about 2,000 students.  Clark Shaw already has 750 students.  Officials say it can accommodate more than 1,200 students and 50 trailers will be brought in for use as portable classrooms.  Students from Clark Shaw will return to school as normal after the break.  Murphy students will begin the following week on a staggered schedule.  Damage to Murphy High is being estimated at as much as $10 million.  The school dates to the 1920s and was once Alabama's largest.

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