Fukushima high school permanently closes its doors
FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press)—A private high school near Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will close its doors permanently at the end of March, it has been learned.
Shoei High School in the city of Minami-Soma will be the first primary, middle or high school in Fukushima Prefecture to be closed due to the nuclear crisis at the plant, according to the prefectural government.
The Fukushima prefectural government has approved the plan to shut the school.
Located 22 kilometers north of the plant, it has gone unused since the nuclear accident in March 2011. Soon after the accident, its neighborhood was designated by the national government as an area that needed to be evacuated.
About 110 students, including those who were to enter the school in April 2011, have since transferred to an affiliated school in the city of Fukushima or schools in locations where they took shelter.