PARADISE (CBS13) — Students at Paradise Ridge Elementary school got a special visitor Wednesday.
Governor Gavin Newsom stopped by to meet with students and tour the school that is open for the first time since the Camp Fire last November.READ MORE: Comic Art Clinic Aimed At Giving Girls Higher Pop Culture Profile
Paradise Ridge is at the location of the former Paradise Intermediate campus. It now combines two TK-6 schools, Paradise Elementary, which was burned down in the Camp Fire, and Ponderosa Elementary, which was damaged in the fire.READ MORE: New Colorado Wildfire Prompts Evacuations In Monterey County
In a visit with young students, Newsom told the kids about his first pet, Potter the Otter.
.@GavinNewsom made a surprise visit to Paradise Ridge Elementary school today.
Paradise schools are open for first time since the #CampFire, with the help of funding sought by the Governor.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) August 21, 2019
The first bill governor Newsom signed into law in January provided emergency funding that helped rebuild the community in Paradise.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested For Weapons And Drugs In Amador County
This was Newsom’s fourth trip to Paradise since the Camp Fire.