Issues during new Phil Campbell High School inspection

Phil Campbell High School students will remain in class at local churches until the new building is ready. (Source: WAFF)
Phil Campbell High School students will remain in class at local churches until the new building is ready. (Source: WAFF)

PHIL CAMPBELL, AL (WAFF) - Inspectors and school officials spent the day at the new Phil Campbell High School for what school leaders and community members hope will be their final inspection before letting teachers and staff move in.

However, they won't be moving in as soon as hoped.

Students will not start class in the new building next week.

Superintendent Gary Williams did not have good news to share. State inspectors found some issues during Friday's inspection and will return on Tuesday.

Williams said there was an issue with the fire alarms and heating and air system, which are critical elements that need to be approved before opening the doors to students and staff.

In the meantime, students will remain in class at three local churches until the new building is ready.

An E-F-5 tornado destroyed the old Phil Campbell High School back in April 2011.

Crews started construction on the new school back in the fall of 2012.

School leaders will have an update on Tuesday on the inspection and will hopefully know when the Phil Campbell Bobcats will be able to move into their new home.

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