By The Associated Press
CARMEL — Officials say it will cost about $3.4 million to complete repairs to a suburban Indianapolis high school after an explosion blew off part of the roof and knocked down some walls.
The December blast at Carmel High School was blamed on a natural gas leak and injured a school district worker and a contractor who were doing maintenance on a boiler.
The district school board on Monday approved nearly $2.8 million in contracts to reconstruct the damaged areas. That's in addition to about $660,000 already paid for immediate repairs following the explosion that happened while the district was on winter break.
Explosion damage closed some gymnasium and locker room areas in the 5,200-student school.
School district officials say insurance is covering repair costs other than a $75,000 deductible.