A fire destroyed the school specialized

News 17 August, 2017
  • Photo courtesy Cyndie Gregory
    The tar that workers were yesterday on the roof of the school would have caught fire.

    Camille Garnier

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 21:48

    Thursday, 17 August, 2017 00:05

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    A special school in the Centre-du-Québec, where there is a quarantine of pupils with disabilities or with autism and who was to benefit from significant investment has been burned to the ground Wednesday by a fire a few days back to school.

    “I am extremely saddened, that is all our work goes up in ashes,” said Wednesday night in an agitated voice, the teacher Cyndie Gregory as she watched the flames devour the school’s Apiary located in Saint-Sylvère.

    Photo By Caroline Breault

    A thick black smoke was billowing from the building.

    The fire is triggered in the middle of the afternoon would have been caused by recovery work of the roof. The fire no one was injured since the fifteen young people’s day camp hosted by the school were in the court. They were quickly evacuated to the Youth House.

    “It was the only specialized institution of this kind on our territory, this is a shame and it falls at the worst time, 12 days of the new school year “, regretted Pascal Blondin, the secretary-general of the Commission scolaire de la Riveraine.

    The members of the commission planned to meet this morning to see how do I reassign the 42 students of the institution. The task will be difficult, because the children in the school suffer from various limitations and are in need of specialized equipment and spaces available.

    Photo By Caroline Breault

    The school has been completely reduced to ashes.


    “This is terrible, we had just inaugurated a new sensory room to $ 10, 000 in march, and renovations to the gymnasium for 6000 $ in may,” it said Cyndie Gregory.

    Photo courtesy

    Cyndie Gregory


    These investments had been financed thanks to the good fortune of the institution that had first won a competition organised by the show Your beautiful program broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Télé to see his team win the race of The Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie.

    Wednesday, the wind seemed to have turned to The school Yard, his students and the thirty people who work there.

    “I’m supposed to return to work next week and I have no idea where I’ll go or what team I’m going to work,” explained Cyndie Gregory. What I do know is that my class will follow me, and this is the important part for me, because this are the seven children with autism that I can’t give up. “