Classes to resume at Matawan Avenue Middle School after Labor Day fire

While the cost of the fire damage is figured out, Matawan Avenue Middle School officials have decided to resume classes Monday, September 20, but with a staggered schedule.

The Labor Day fire started in the center of the schools roof and swept across the building, damaging classrooms, the gym and the cafeteria. Principal Walter Uszenski says they are still deciding how much can be salvaged from the blaze.

School officials hope to be back on a regular schedule within three weeks, but for now Uszendki says starting Monday the seventh and eighth graders will have classes from 8:19 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. and the sixth graders will come in at 12:39 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

The fire is considered suspicious, however the prosecutors office told News 12 New Jersey no arrests have been made.

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