LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Damage caused by a minivan crashing into a Lafayette elementary school didn't keep students out of class.
The wall of a kindergarten classroom at Vinton Elementary School was in pieces after the crash Wednesday. The building was still being boarded up throughout Thursday.
Kids in the affected class were moved to a nearby common area, while repairs continued on the crumbling wall.
Lafayette police said the driver of a minivan was on Elmwood Avenue when his brakes went out and he lost control. Nobody was in the kindergarten classroom at the time of the crash but Vinton principal Cindy Preston said the recovery process has been a team effort.
"Lots of people jumped right in, throughout the corporation and the building. Lots of hands helping, making phone calls and getting the necessary help here and redoing the classroom," said Preston.
Three people in the van had minor cuts and injuries but refused medical treatment. The driver of the van was taken into custody for a license violation.
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