Former St. Michael's School in Flint is being demolished

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FLINT (WJRT) - (03/20/17) - A building that has stood in Flint for 90 years is being demolished. St. Michael's was a Catholic school for 43 years and the Flint School of Choice for 40 years, but it has outlived its usefulness.

St. Mike's opened in 1927 along Fifth Avenue in Flint. It was originally kindergarten through twelfth grade. Since 2010, Catholic Charities has used the building, but it was more than they could use.

"In the long run, it would have been very expensive to keep a building that we couldn't fill and make good use of so this is the right thing to do," said Mary Stevenson, of Catholic Charities.

In January, Catholic Charities let former students in to claim items in the classrooms.

"We had people come in and take clocks off the wall and woodwork and locker doors and lockers," Stevenson said.

Burnash Wrecking is in charge of demolition. Everything should be cleaned up by mid-April.

Catholic Charities will keep operating at the other wing of the complex.

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