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Laurens Academy closed Monday to assess damage from Sunday storms

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Damage at Laurens Academy after Sunday storms. (Source: Laurens Academy Facebook page) Damage at Laurens Academy after Sunday storms. (Source: Laurens Academy Facebook page)
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate school is canceling classes for Monday after sustaining damage during severe weather on Sunday.

Laurens Academy said on Facebook that it sustained some exterior damage to its gym, playground and athletic fields during weekend storms.

"We are thankful for God's protection today from the severe weather," read a post on the school's official Facebook page. "There will be no school tomorrow as we assess the damage and work with our insurance company to prepare for cleanup."

The school posted the news on Facebook along with photos of the damage:

Laurens Academy is located at 3515 Highway 49 in Laurens. Several areas in Laurens saw heavy damage after Hurricane Nate rolled through on Sunday.

Town and Country Mobile Home Park in particular, sustained extreme damage.

SLIDESHOW: Storm damage at Town and Country Mobile Home Park in Laurens

The schools says it will update the status of classes for Tuesday as soon as more information becomes available.

An official notice from the school read as follows:

LA Families, As you may have heard, Laurens Academy has sustained some damage from today’s severe weather. The damage is primarily limited to downed trees, playground, exterior damage to our gym and athletic fields. At this time, we have not found any interior damage or leaking in any of our buildings. There will be no school tomorrow, as we continue to assess damage and work with our insurance company to organize cleanup. We will update you Monday as to the status of school on Tuesday. We are thankful for God’s protection today, and that there was only material damage and no personal injuries.

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