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School turns 100 years old

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A local school is celebrating its 100th birthday.

William Fox Elementary celebrated the occasion with a centennial celebration open house on Sunday.

Hundreds of former teachers and students showed up. The school had some artifacts on display including old photos, diplomas, and report cards. School officials say they're thrilled to see so many people come back years after graduating.

"There's just something special about this place and everyone being involved and that's what helps it be so innovative and wonderful and last throughout the years," said Fox Elementary Principal, Daniela Jacobs.

The school was built for just $71,000 back in 1911.

Fox was even the first public school in the country to have a motion picture booth for movies.

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