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New Indian Land elementary school opens to alleviate overcrowding

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INDIAN LAND, SC (WBTV) -

Several school districts in South Carolina started their first day of the new school year, Monday, including Lancaster County schools.

Harrisburg Elementary is the county's newest school in Indian Land and was built to alleviate overcrowding in the county.

More than 800 students are expected to pack Harrisburg Elementary with many of them getting their first look at their brand new school, Monday.

WBTV was there as parent after parent dropped their students off at the new elementary school located on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land.

The new school will feature smart boards and touch screen TV's in each classroom, as well as Google Chromebook Computer Labs.

There are also some pretty high tech- security features including automatic lights, and alerts sent to employees' phones if doors are left open.

WBTV got a tour around the new school and caught up with a couple of parents and students who say they're ready to utilize all what the school has to offer.

"Any advantage they can get will be good," said parent Jimmy Burback.

"It's a new school and I always sort of like school, so I'll be happy in this school," said student Grant Burback.

Steven Puckett is the school's principal. He served as the Assistant Principal at Indian Land Elementary.

"Our expectations from day one is, first off , we want to be positive. Second of all, we want to be teachable, we want to be team players and we want to make sure we're using technology wisely," said Puckett.

The school is also outfitted with 13 flat panels TV's to broadcast information throughout the building.

Other school district that started back up, Monday, in our South Carolina viewing area was Chester County schools and Fort Mill schools.

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