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Tornado damaged school reopens
Students in Mobile County headed back to school this morning.
And for Murphy High School kids, it was a special homecoming.
The school's doors reopened for the first time since the Christmas Day tornado damaged the historic school and surrounding neighborhoods.
When it's all said and done, Murphy will have undergone a 35-million-dollar restoration.
Over the past eight months, crews worked quickly to make sure the school was safe and clean enough to open in time for the first day of school.
The buildings have new roofs, new windows, the landscape got a makeover too with new sod and sidewalks.
But for the students, they're just excited that they no longer have to commute to Clark Shaw Magnent School.
"I think all of us are going to be closer because you know we were taken away from our home so I think it will be better this year."
"This is crazy it's great to be back here, back on campus, back with the student body it's great super excited."
There's still a lot of work to be done at the school.
The next phase will include repairing the auditorium and natatorium which remain closed.