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Sprinklers to blame for flooding of classrooms
Hickory Creek damage
Slayden Rogers removes a desk for a water-damaged classroom at Hickory Creek Elementary in January.
The mystery as to why the same classrooms at Hickory Creek Elementary have been left waterlogged two years in a row has been revealed. For the second January in a row, sprinkler system pipes have burst at the school and flooded the classrooms of first-grade teachers Marianne Elliott and Toree Craven. As a dry sprinkler system, no water should have been in the pipes unless there’s a fire and the system activates.