VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Some books from a local elementary school that’s closing have been retrieved after being discarded, according to the Vigo County School Corporation.

The books were found in a dumpster at Meadows Elementary, which is being closed due to consolidation.

After an outcry from the community spurred on by a local woman’s Facebook post. According to a VCSC official, this was not intended to happen. The VCSC has released the following statement:

With the closing of Meadows Elementary, the district has followed previously established procedures for the distribution of media materials.  Key dates for material distribution and material distribution logistics were shared, and the guidelines were followed throughout the month of May prior to the conclusion of the school year. Materials were distributed in a three-tiered process to ensure that materials followed the students to the schools they will be attending. Books that were not selected for school media center collections were then removed from our catalog system and were given to local organizations and placed in free book libraries within the community. Today we learned that some books were discarded instead of being distributed as intended.  The district has now retrieved those books and is evaluating their condition for distribution.

VCSC Interim Spokesperson Dr. Katelynn Liebermann