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Work begins at Trapnell Elementary, which will stay closed 3-4 weeks

PLANT CITY — Crews on Monday began filling in the ground depressions at Trapnell Elementary School that forced students to relocate to other nearby schools almost two weeks ago.

The problem was discovered after dozens of sinkholes and depressions were reported in the area — a result of heavy agricultural pumping during the extreme cold spell the first few weeks of January.

Students are not expected to return to the campus for three to four weeks, said Hillsborough County Schools spokeswoman Linda Cobbe.

Since Jan. 20, all Trapnell third, fourth and fifth graders have been attending classes at Strawberry Crest High School. All the younger students have been at the adjacent Bailey Elementary School.

Work begins at Trapnell Elementary, which will stay closed 3-4 weeks 02/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 5:27pm]
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