Documentary about former Woonsocket High School to premiere

By: News Staff


A documentary about the former Woonsocket High School airs tonight.

It traces the history of the school which is the largest abandoned school in New England.

The historic building was built in 1914 as a high school and later became the city's middle school.

Two of its students Jason Allard and Scott Gabrielson made the documentary of their memories there.

The school closed in 2009. The documentary can be seen tonight at 9:30 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS.

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