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Hickory Creek flooding to cost school system at least $25K
Two classrooms at Hickory Creek Elementary remain unusable after a sprinkler system pipe burst and flooded one wing of the school Tuesday morning.
A malfunctioning sprinkler system at Hickory Creek Elementary has caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage, leaving at least two classes at the school meeting elsewhere until their rooms are repaired.“Crews plan to work through the weekend and hopefully when school starts back Tuesday they will be able to return to their regular classrooms,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox concerning two first-grade classes that were displaced by the accidental triggering of the school’s sprinkler system on Tuesday. “They are having to redo the ceiling and duct work.”School officials showed up to the disaster Tuesday morning, finding two classrooms flooded from where the sprinkler line had poured water for hours. Cox said the water had already done its damage by then.