LACONIA — The high school dodged a bullet Monday afternoon when a water pipe in an unheated storage closet near the front entrance burst, spewing water all around the main entrance.
Principal Jim McCollum said the ceiling in the small storage room was destroyed and some paper products and other storage items were lost, but said the overall damage isn't that bad.
"We're very fortunate this happened at 5 p.m. while there were still plenty of people in the building," he said, noting that if the water had run all night it could have been catastrophic.
He said custodial crews assisted by some Laconia firefighters mopped up the water and were drying the carpet just outside the main offices.
A burst pipe left a storage closest at the high school in dire straits yesterday afternoon but quick work from the administration, the custodial staff, and the fire department prevented more serious damage. (Laconia Daily Sun Photo - Gail Ober)
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