Shards of glass cover the ground outside of what used to be the Hoven Junior and Senior High School. The fire that began early Sunday morning hasn't completely fizzled out. Monday the school was still smoking. It will take some time to determine what caused this devastating disaster.
"They said they'll have a crew in here the entire week. That's what the fire marshal said yesterday," Hoven firefighter Darin Hageman said.
It's going to be a long process to figure out where small town Hoven will go from here. They do know one thing though, they will keep the Hoven school alive. "It's really too early to say, but I can say that we are going to rebuild. There's going to be chatter in the halls here again in Hoven," Hoven school board president Mark Weber said.
The small community has really come together over this tragedy. From volunteer firefighters to delivering sandwiches to these firefighters, almost every one has been involved. The school building has been around since 1940.
"My entire family went to school here. All the way back to my parents, so it's somewhat emotional. It's emotional to everyone in this community," Weber said.
School officials say they will be able to salvage some areas of the school, including the band room.