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WA governor meets with Crestline Elementary students, staff

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Washington Governor Jay Inslee was in Vancouver on Friday taking a look at what's left of Crestline Elementary School.

The governor met with some of the teachers and students who lost their school back in February.

Nearly two months since the fire thee charred rubble remains at the site of where the school once stood.

Gov. Jay Inslee stopped by the school Friday afternoon to see the damage first hand.

Inslee also met with about a dozen students and some of the staff who lost their school the morning of Feb. 3.

The three-alarm fire ripped through Crestline Elementary School destroying the school.

Nearly 500 students have had to move to other schools for the rest of the school year.

After the governor's meeting with the students and staff he said he wanted to help rebuild the school using green energy.

"I'm just impressed by the resilience of these students and teachers who are working through this together. This will probably be a life time learning experience for these students as well," said Gov. Inslee.

The governor also met with the superintendent who said they plan to have this school rebuilt by September of 2014.

Governor Inslee, said he would be back to visit once the school is open.

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