KEAAU, Hawaii (AP) - Hundreds of Pahoa students displaced by lava are exploring their new schools in Keaau.
About 850 Pahoa students living north of the flow cutting through town are moving to schools in Keeau. An equal number living south of the flow will attend Pahoa schools.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that more than 300 of the students visited Keeau high and middle schools for an early look on Friday.
Keeau's existing students stayed home to give the new students from Pahoa an opportunity to learn their way around before having to fit into the social scene of a large high school.
Only Keaau High's student body government representatives were on hand to help make the new students feel welcome.
Sophomore student body secretary Jadelyn Fernando says it's exciting to make new friends.
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