Long Island school struck by lightning won't open in time for start of classes

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- A school on Long Island that was struck by lightning will not be open in time for the start of classes.

A lightning bolt struck the Prospect School in Hempstead earlier this month, sparking a bad fire.

The school was supposed to open on September 5th, but that will not happen.

Now, hundreds of kindergarteners and Pre-K students will have to temporarily attend classes at other local school buildings.

The school board plans to meet on Monday to discuss the issue.

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