KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Structural engineers are trying to figure out what caused the Farrington High School roof to collapse and the state plans to make precautions to prevent another accident.
There's growing concerns about aging buildings at schools across our state. The Department of Education will inspect all school buildings similar to the collapsed auditorium.
For now workers are putting up steel pipes on the side to reinforce the walls to prevent them from collapsing.
Talk about lucky it happened on a Friday there was not school, because Monday there was a freshman assembly planned for inside and there would have been 500 kids sitting beneath the collapsed area.
"When I went in it just floored me. My heart sank. We'll rebuild but I think right now we're in a state of shock," said Al Carganilla, Farrington High School Principal.