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Roof collapses at Mid-Atlantic Christian University; no injuries reported

Posted at 8:52 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 21:01:50-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- Stored shingles are being blamed for a "major structural collapse" at Mid-Atlantic Christian University Saturday morning.

University officials said the roof collapsed at Heritage Hall, the school's main classroom building, around 11:15 a.m.

"The student body, staff and faculty are 100% safe and accounted for," university officials said.

No injuries were reported.

Officials believe the collapse was caused by "the weight and location of shingles" put on the roof during its slated replacement.

According to officials, the building had not had any previous structural impairment.

"Thank you for your prayers and support!" university officials wrote.