The Charleston County superintendent will face the school board tonight to review certain challenges some of the county’s schools face if an earthquake were to hit. Atleast six downtown Charleston schools were deemed seismically unsafe for faculty and students. Recent studies show the schools would most likely collapse if a 5.0 magnitude earthquake were to hit the area.
WCIV reports Charleston County Superintendent Nancy McGinley is expected to ask the school board tonight to move the students to safer sites.
“I believe it to be a moral imperative that we move students and faculty out of buildings with proven seismic challenges,” says McGinley.
If the board approves McGinley’s request, the students would relocate to other nearby schools due to those challenges.