Paderborn/Lippstadt (dpa/lnw) - The few outstanding Abitur exams at the schools in Paderborn and Lippstadt, which are still closed as a precaution due to the storm damage, will take place. Like some daycare centers, elementary schools and junior high schools, the Pelizaeus high school in Paderborn was also inaccessible on Monday because cleaning and renovation work was still necessary there after the devastating tornado of last Friday. However, part of the building of the high school remained accessible and open to the high school graduates, so that oral exams could be taken there, as the city of Paderborn announced.
In Lippstadt (Soest district), in addition to some elementary schools, the Ostendorf grammar school and the Evangelical grammar school were so badly affected by the tornado that no classes can take place there for the time being. With a view to the outstanding post-graduation exams this Wednesday and Friday, those responsible are confident that by then at least some parts of the building will be cleaned up and secured so that exams can take place there, a spokesman for the responsible Arnsberg district government said on Monday of the German Press Agency . If this does not succeed, alternative options would be created, for example in other schools or public buildings.