James Monroe Elementary School
The 500 students displaced by last month’s 6-alarm fire have been back learning in makeshift classrooms on the campus of Middlesex County College.
Demolition of the James Monroe Elementary School is scheduled to start Friday.
Hundreds of students whose New Jersey school was gutted by a fire are getting a special treat Wednesday. About 500 students got the chance to stomp the football field during a surprise trip to MetLife Stadium.
A six-alarm fire tore through James Monroe Elementary School in Edison last weekend.
James Monroe Elementary School students attended classes at Middlesex County College for the first time Wednesday since a fire destroyed their school over the weekend.
Custodian Jerome C. Higgins, 48, of East Brunswick, was charged with a petty disorderly persons offense for smoking inside the school, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office said.
Classes have been canceled for the 500 students for Monday, school officials announced via the school’s website Sunday afternoon.
An extra-alarm fire ripped through an elementary school in Edison, N.J. on Saturday evening, and left the school burned to the ground.