Students at burned ND school, back to class

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Mar 11, 2014 at 7:12 am

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Students at a North Dakota school that was shut down after a fire allegedly set by the school's principal have returned to classes in other buildings.

The 250 students at Trinity High School are spread out among two elementary schools, a junior high school and a church. They had a week off from classes before returning Monday.

Students and staff say they're trying to stay positive. Senior Austin Deichert says the atmosphere "is still like a Trinity family."

Thirty-year-old principal Thomas Sander is due back in court April 21. He could enter pleas then to charges of felony arson and endangering by fire or explosion.

Sander could face as much as 20 years in prison if convicted. He still does not have a listed defense attorney.

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