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Classes to resume at Thunderbird elementary, following car crash

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Summary

At around 2 p.m. Friday, a car veered into the school, triggering a flood

The car hit the outside of the principal's office, but the principal was unhurt

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Classes will resume as normal Monday after a car crashed into Thunderbird elementary in East Vancouver Friday.

It was around 2 p.m., an hour before classes let out, that a car veered off of Cassiar Street and into the school.

Director of Instruction Rob Schindel says the school was damaged.

“The rear of the vehicle impacted the side of the school which was the principal’s office. There was a water pipe that was damaged during the accident and that caused some flooding in the school.”

The principal escaped injury.

“The principal was in the office at the time. She was a bit shaken up,” says Schindel.

An assessment was done of the school over the weekend, and it’s been given the all-clear to open to students.

The principal will have to use a temporary space while her office is repaired.

There’s no word on why the driver lost control or if anyone in the car had any injuries.