SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Shaker Heights Board of Education released a statement following Tuesday's devastating fire at an elementary school.
Crews battled the blaze, which is believed to have originated from Fernway Elementary School's attic or roof.
The roof is severely damaged and water from the firefighters' hoses rushed through the building like a waterfall as crews tried to extinguish the flames.
The school, which is nearly 100 years old, is set in a tight-knit community in the Fernway neighborhood of Shaker Heights.
Now, parents are in limbo until they hear for certain from the Board of Education their plan for students heading into the start of the school year in fall 2018.
School officials are remaining optimistic that the school can be saved, but said they will probably have to come up with an alternative school site for the fall.
Grief counselors will be available for those dealing with the emotions brought on by the fire.