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Schools in tornado ravaged district closed Friday

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KIRKLAND (WREX) - The Hiawatha School District, which encompasses Fairdale, will be closed Friday.

Hiawatha CUSD 426 Superintendent Sarah Willey said the school was not damaged, but some of the students live in Fairdale that was hit hard by a tornado.

"First responders are still trying to sort things out," said Willey.  "Some of the kids were in the area that was damaged. So we felt this was the right thing to do.  While the building is closed, we are going to keep the building open for counseling services."

Willey said 575 students are in the school district.

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