Frozen pipe bursts, creating mess at Cassopolis High School


A professional crew is working around the clock to get Cassopolis High School ready after some major water damage.

On Wednesday a sprinkler pipe broke in the kitchen. It happened near one of the exits, so staff immediately opened the door to let the water out.

However that still didn't prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage to the school, half of it was covered in water.

Now 500 fans have been set-up to dry the carpets and the gymnasium floor is being restored.

“It was a frozen pipe and when it let loose we had steady water,” says Superintendent Tracy Hertsel of Cassopolis Schools. “Like I said, over an hour or two, it would have emptied the water tower in Cassopolis. That's how much water was coming in.”

The school district's insurance covers the clean-up costs.

However, for now, the past days are not excused and they will have to be made up at the end of the year.


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