VIDEO: semi truck plows through classroom wall

The driver has since been cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

The footage of a logging truck crashing through the side of a church school in North Carolina was released to the public on Tuesday.

The accident happened on Monday, August 13th at around 4:30 p.m. in Haw River, North Carolina after a semi truck hauling logs was unable to stop at an intersection and went crashing into the Grace Christian Academy inside the Lamb’s Chapel church.

Luckily, school was not yet in session, so no one was inside the building at the time of the incident but, although police initially believed the incident to be a result of brake failure, the 56-year-old truck driver, Kenneth Kirkman, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, reported WFMY News.

“It’s an interesting intersection, we get a lot of traffic out of Yanceyville and Roxboro and outside of the city limits its highway 49,” said police Sergeant Doug Faulls.

“From that intersection you can either proceed down Roxboro road or you can kind of make a half left turn onto North Wilkins road, or almost a 180 degree left turn back onto Bason Road so if people aren’t familiar with the intersection sometimes they get confused.”

The single destroyed classroom has been condemned and will need repair, but the rest of the school was intact enough for school to begin on Wednesday as scheduled.