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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — Nearly two months have passed since an EF-3 tornado damaged South Lincoln Elementary School.

Administrators expect the building to be ready for students by early August.

But for the teachers of the school, many lost most of their supplies and they are left scrambling to re-stock their classrooms.

“It’s devastating,” said UAH Director of Education Beth Quick. “Teachers don’t have large sums of money to equip their classroom, so to lose all that is a huge loss, a lot of it’s personal investment from the teacher.”

Joshua Blackburn lives about a mile from the school. The tornado missed his house, but it still hit close to home.

As an education major at UAH, he did his field observation in one of South Lincoln’s kindergarten classrooms.

When he learned that each teacher was able to salvage only one small box of supplies from…

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