Longfellow elementary marks Break the Bricks event

(ABC 6 News) – Longfellow elementary school marked a "break the bricks" event Monday ahead of the scheduled demolition of the historic school building.

Students from each grade level had the opportunity to chisel out a break from the soon-to-be gone Longfellow building. This is the final week that the building is being used by students and teachers before being demolished.

"We’ve been able to celebrate together with former students and former principals and folks have been able to come together to do some final tours. It just meant so much to me to hear the stories of their special memories at this building. So we’re looking forward to taking our current staff and growing that Longfellow family in a really modern and wide open space and to continue the Longfellow legacy," said Longfellow Elementary principal Amy Adams.

The students from Longfellow elementary school will be taught in a new building here in Rochester starting next year.