Benton Middle School is hit hard during the weekend storm.

The powerful winds peeled off the roof on one section of the school. Crews have spent the weekend cleaning up the mess and trying to salvage what they can.

Area leaders toured the damaged building.

Congressman Mike Johnson says: "This one hits home really closely for me. I have an eighth grader here. My son Jack attends and he was up early this morning texting with his friends. They can't believe it."

The school will be closed Monday, but will be back open on Tuesday.

If you would like to help, donations of school supplies would be appreciated. Or you can make a donation at First National Bank in Benton. You can also drop off supplies or gift cards at Bergerons on Benton Road.

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