Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa burned. Oct. 9, 2017
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. - Cardinal Newman High School in unincorporated Sonoma County near the north city limits of Santa Rosa has sustained severe damage from the Tubbs Fire.
Tuesday morning, Principal Graham Rutherford came to assess the scene; he wasn't sure what was going to happen next - he had a meeting at 10 a.m. to start to figure things out. Teachers might be able to teach virtually, he said. But it's hard without a physical space, he told KTVU, because school is a connection to the community. He hopped up to the roof of the school wearing a surgical mask to assess the damage.
A video shared on Twitter by a Rancho Cotate High School assistant football coach shows the halls of the school at 50 Ursuline Road torched from the blaze.
Other parts of the campus were destroyed too: Classrooms 20 through 35, and rooms 16 to 19, the humanities wing, the office and the library.
But other parts of the school remained intact: Rooms 1 through 11, the weight and wrestling rooms, the science center, the American flag and the large cross at the entrance of the school.