The news of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral has left many locals at St. Maria Goretti High School saddened.
Fizah Yousuf, who is a senior at St. Maria Goretti High School, says she visited the Cathedral this last summer and has been there many times in the past. She also says when she heard the news about the structure catching on fire, she was in disbelief at first.
“The Cathedral is such a symbolic vast structure for France and it’s just crazy, you know, that it took centuries to build and it has such significance with the country. So I honestly cannot believe an important building, you know, is being destroyed like this, such a tragedy,” said Yousuf.
Yousuf says she is hoping France can recover from this tragedy.