Break in sprinkler line closes summer programs at Chaney High School

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Officials with Youngstown City Schools said a break in the water line caused parts of the building to flood

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Damage to the sprinkler system at Chaney High School closed two summer programs Thursday.

Programs at Chaney High School and Rayen Early College Middle School were canceled for the day.

The high school principal said two classrooms suffered most of the damage, along with the main office, several storage rooms and the auditorium.

“We had a lot of ceiling tiles damaged, some copy paper that was in storage, a small amount of records and other items. A lot of time and labor needed with drying carpets and cleaning items and things like that,” said principal Robert Kearns.

School officials said parts of the building on S. Hazelwood Avenue flooded after a waterline to the sprinkler system broke.

Kearns said clean-up should take a couple of days.

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