Archive for Friday, September 12, 2003

Water line break at BESPC causes early dismissal

September 12, 2003

Students at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center were sent home early Friday because of a water line break at the school overnight.

BESPC Principal Deb Ehling-Gwin said students were bused to Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center before being dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Students whose parents could not be contacted will remain at the intermediate school through the day.

Gwin said it's still not known exactly what happened at BESPC, but it appears a water line running into the building ruptured. She said the water broke through the concrete in the boiler room flooding much of the school. As much as two inches of water covered parts of the school. Only five classrooms, she said, were not damaged by the water.

She said the school had to shut off the water, which means there are no restroom facilities for the students.

The school, she said, is currently assessing the damage and cleaning damaged classrooms.

Gwin said the students will have school Monday, but parents need to listen to radio and TV Sunday evening to know whether classes will resume at BESPC or elsewhere.

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