A Tampa elementary school named after General Robert E. Lee was ravaged by flames on Tuesday evening, leading to a roof collapse.
The Floridian Robert E. Lee Elementary School caught fire around 6:45 PM, causing the brick building to implode from the roof down.
The school -with over 50% of its students being African-American- was empty at the time, having been ordered closed during Hurricane Irma.
According to the New York Daily News, the source of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature.
The school board was slow to change the name of the school in the wake of anti-Confederate sympathies this year, and was supposed to be renamed in 2018.
“We are going to do everything we can for our families,” Hillsborough County School Superintendent Jeff Eakins told reporters Tuesday night.