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Broken pipe spills water into Baker High School classrom

By Chris Collins

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A Baker High School science classroom was damaged Monday when a broken pipe sent water gushing from the attic area.

Principal Jerry Peacock said the frigid temperatures caused water in a pipe’s elbow connection in the attic to freeze and then burst. Teacher Burke Smejkal was in his room on the east side of the high school when the pipe broke around lunchtime. 

Smejkal alerted maintenance workers who shut the water off and began the cleanup effort. 

Smejkal’s classes were shifted to another room in the afternoon to ensure student safety while workers assessed the damage, Peacock said. Water did not reach classroom computers, but there was some damage to insulation, sheetrock and walls.

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