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Classes canceled at St. Paul school as car crashes into lobby

It'll be reopening again on Monday.

Staff at a St. Paul school received a nasty shock when a Ford Taurus crashed through its lobby.

The incident happened at the Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning, an adult education facility at 1030 University Ave. W., Thursday morning.

Behind the wheel was a 25-year-old woman who was later cited by police for an instructional permit violation and failure to drive with due care, with inexperience believed to be behind the crash.

The crash nonetheless saw classes canceled for the day, and with no classes scheduled on Friday. The school will be re-opening on Monday.

That's only because of the "hard work of a lot of people" who have helped recover the scene, the school said on Facebook.

Speaking to the Pioneer Press, a substitute teacher said he was signing in when the car came through the lobby, saying he and two other staff members were about 5 feet from where it came to rest.

It happened at 8:20 a.m., about 10 minutes before classes were due to start.

The Hubbs Center opened in 1994, combining what was formerly the Adult Community Education Center and the Technology for Literacy Center, and served the Frogtown-Midway neighborhoods.

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