Several students stopped by Central Career & Technical School to get what they describe as closure, since they won’t get a traditional end-of-the-school year send off.
One student Jason Pearson said, “I’m a freshman so I was looking forward to three-to-four years here, so it’s not great especially since it’s my shop that burned down.”
Jason told us the shop inspired him to be a mechanic, but next school year he worries it won’t be rebuilt.
Central Tech is set to become Erie High School, based on the district’s consolidation plans.
Students said it’s just been one thing after another.
Even alumni gathered outside the school, in disbelief after Friday morning’s fire.
“Shock. That’s where I spent my four years from 1967 through 1971,” said alumni Stan Lesnieski.
Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told us his department is conducting a full investigation.
At this point, he said it doesn’t look suspicious.
Jammie Brown, the parent of a Roosevelt student, is just hoping to move ahead.
Brown said, “I just hope and pray that they find out what caused it and that next year all these kids can get along and the school’s going to be put back together for them.”